Thursday, 20 January 2011

ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT URGED TO CREATE A POLICY THAT WILL REDUCE THE COST OF WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES IN THE COUNTRY.

ZAMBIA WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEERING AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION (ZWSEAWU) HAS URGED GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY TO CLEAN AND SAFE DRINKING WATER BY CREATING POLICIES THAT WILL REDUCE THE COST OF WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES.
ACCORDING TO A PRESS STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO RADIO PHOENIX BY ZWSEAWU THE UNION HAS FURTHER ADVISED MANAGERS OF THE WATER UTILITY COMPANIES TO REDUCE OVER HEAD COSTS AND REVIEW THEIR STRUCTURES TO ENSURE THAT COMPANIES RUN EFFICIENTLY AND PROFITABLY.
ZWSEAWU GENERAL SECRETARY CHARLES PHIRI SAYS THE UNION IS VERY CONCERNED AND WORRIED THAT OF LATER THE PRODUCTION COSTS OF WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES IN THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN INCREASING.
MR PHIRI HAS NOTED THAT THIS ACTION OF PRODUCTION COST IS FORCING THE WATER UTILITY COMPANIES TO ADJUST THEIR TARIFFS EVERY YEAR.
HE HAS POINTED OUT THAT WATER IS A BASIC NECESSITY OF LIFE AND IT MUST BE ACCESSED BY ANYONE REGARDLESS OF THEIR STATUS IN SOCIETY IN ACCORDANCE ALSO WITH THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION THAT WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT.

published by augustine m sichula

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