World Water Day: Sanitation Minister Calls For Collective Effort To Provide Clean Water For All
As the world marks ‘World Water Day today, Ghana’s Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah has called on all stakeholders to foster dialogue on solutions to providing clean and reliable supply of water for all.
The Day is an annual UN observance day marked on every March 22nd to highlight the importance of freshwater. In addition, the day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
This year’s celebration is on the theme ‘‘Water and Climate Change’ and is in line with the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6.
As it is being observed in Ghana today, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecilia Dapaah has entreated all and sundry to bring ideas on board on ways to provide clean water to people in every part of the country.
“Remember that World Water Day is an opportunity for everyone to get involved – water is everybody’s business and water is change. Let us foster dialogue to find solutions that would enable us achieve clean and better water that would improve our wellbeing and overall socioeconomic development”, a statement signed by the Minister noted.
Touching on the Coronavirus issue, Hon. Dapaah said: “We are not in normal times when the world, including Ghana, is currently facing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Water plays an important role in keeping ourselves safe from exposure to the deadly virus.
“Clearly, advice and opinion from every quarter is not hard to come by, but still, amongst the best advice we have is to wash our hands a lot. We are all therefore entreated to encourage and share knowledge and experience with whom it matters for a positive chain reaction across the entire country”.
Read the full statement of the Minister on World Water Day