WORLD water day is an annual event, celebrated in March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of fresh water resources.
Declaring this year’s event with theme, ‘Water and Climate Change’ at Cathedral Church of St Faith, Anglican Communion, Awka, open, wife of Anambra State Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano advised people to maintain a good environment, safe water, saying that water is a source of life.
Mrs Obiano who was represented by the Managing Director, Transport Company of Anambra State (TRACAS), Dr Mrs lfy Madukasi, advised the public to always wash their hands at least every 20 minutes with water and soap, noting that open defecation is a thing of the past.
Mrs Madukasi commended Mrs Obiano on her effort through her NGO, in moving the state forward, describing her as a good Wash Ambassador.
Project coordinator, NEWMAP in Anambra, Mike Ivenso, who described Mrs Obiano as a good ambassador of South East, noted that government has achieved a lot in erosion control in all the local governments in the state.
He added that the effort of the state is to protect the interest of ndi Anambra and advised people to always obey rules and norms by not dumping refuse on drainage, saying that attitudes and practices of people contribute to climate change.” It is our duty to sensitise the people on the danger of polluted water.”
Commissioner for Pubic Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne ,thanked Mrs Obiano for playing a good role as good ambassador of South East.
The commissioner, who was represented by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Pubic Utilities, Revered Dr Polycap Amanzechukwu, also thanked United Nation (UN)for their efforts and contribution.
It is worthy of commendation to note that Anambra State has partnered with these agencies, European Union, UNICEF assisted, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RUWASSA), to provide sanitation hygiene condition in the state.
Coliation of NGO’s, CSOs BODAN, RUWASSA, Ministry of Public Utilities, Schools, Road Safety, Civil Defense, etc. took a road match from St Faiths Cathedral to Aroma to create awareness on the need for safe water.