The importance of clean and safe water for human consumption cannotbe over emphasized.
As Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations many nations, organizations, and government have keyed into the project of providing clean water for all.
Water is essential for human health and survival and every responsive government ought to prioritize the availability and sustenance of portable water for its citizens and the environment as well.
Particularly, in this era of global Covid-19 where water is highly needed in public places to maintain good hygiene, availability of water in our homes, schools, hospitals, markets, and other public places is of utmost importance.
Despite the importance of water for human survival and also the available water resources in Imo State, its sad to note that for decades now, Imolites have been living without a coordinated public water supply scheme, leaving residents to resort to self-help by sinking private boreholes in their homes and offices, whereas, Imo State has one of the best water corporations in Nigeria, built by the administration of late Sam Mbakwe in 1983.
Late Sam Mbakwe built the Imo State Water and Sewerage Corporation (otherwise known as Imo Waterboard), estimated to be worth over $36 million as of 1983 (guardian. ng). But unfortunately, Imo State Waterboard doesn’t resonate with any familiar utility value.
If Gov. Uzodinma succeeds in changing the ugly narratives of Imo Water Board to meet its utility value for Imolites to enjoy well treated and hygienic water, it will be remarkable for his administration.
Water is a friend to all, irrespective of individual inclinations. Therefore, if this present administration succeeds in bringing back Imo Water Board to serve its public purpose, it will rekindle and sustain the people’s trust in governance and endear Imolites more to this present administration and its policies.
Much regards to #HopeNetworking for going the extra mile to bring to public fora, the progress report of the ongoing revitalization of the Imo State Water and Sewerage Corporation.
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