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International Water Day: Enugu Government Reiterates Determination To Provide Water For Every Home



Governor Peter Mbah’s Senior Special Assistant for Mainstream Media, Dan Nwomeh, has reaffirmed the governor’s commitment to supplying water to every residence in the state of Enugu.


In reference to the International World Water Day 2024 with the theme “Water for Peace,” he made this statement at the CSO/Media Exchange’s inaugural edition, which was hosted by the Network of Water Rights Initiative in collaboration with the Global Society for Anti-Corruption, the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, and the Government House, Enugu.


According to him, the Governor promised to make water available in 180 days and he was able to meet the target saying that work is in progress to replace water pipes in some parts of the states to ensure that all homes have access to drinking water. Nwomeh who lamented some of challenges encounters in the course of making water available said over 200 houses in some parts of the state are built on water lines “and this makes it difficult for engineers to work in those areas.


“These houses were built illegally and the Governor said he cannot demolish the buildings rather than find an auternative ways of solving the water problems in the areas.


“As a result of this hinderance, water cooperation does not have capacity to do so many things that they need to do but this will not stop us from providing water to every homes in the state as the Governor is working day and night to ensure that water are made available in all nooks and crannies of the state,” he said.


The Network of Water Rights Initiative coordinator, Amb Amaka Nweke, stated during her welcome speech that putting money into water infrastructure and technology may empower communities and create the foundation for prosperity and unity.

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She said “As we gather here on this World Water Day 2024, to mark the maiden edition of the CSO/media exchange, which is aimed to foster a deep understanding of water related issues, promote peace building initiatives, and strengthen collaboration between media practitioners and civil society organizations in ending water scarcity, we reflect on the profound role that water plays in fostering peace and unity across the globe.


“Water, the source of life, transcends borders and binds us together in our shared dependence on this precious resource. It is incumbent upon us to recognize the interconnectedness of water and peace, for where there is access to clean water, there is a foundation for stability and cooperation.


“In countless regions, water scarcity exacerbates tensions and fuels conflicts. Today, let us commit to transforming water from a potential source of contention into a catalyst for cooperation. By prioritizing sustainable water management practices and fostering equitable distribution, we can mitigate conflicts rooted in water scarcity and pave the way for peaceful coexistence. Moreover, investing in water infrastructure and technology can empower communities, laying the groundwork for prosperity and harmony.



“Let this World Water Day be a call to action a call to prioritize water as a cornerstone of global peace. As we work collectively towards ensuring access to clean water for all, we build bridges that transcend political and cultural divides. Together, let us pledge to be stewards of this invaluable resource, recognizing that the path to peace flows through the sustainable management of our shared waters.


“We will not fail to recognize what the administration of His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State Gov. Peter Mbah is doing to end water scarcity in Enugu.


“We appreciate the fact that Enugu can boast of having 120 million litres of water per day.


“We also have seen the ongoing fixing of modern new ductile pipes to replace the age long asbestos pipes to enable hitch free transportation or reticulation of water to our homes,” she said.



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