The Chairman of the Liberia Civil Society Wash Network, Mr. Prince Kreplah has call on members of the 5th3rd National Legislature to exercise what he calls over sight responsibility to ensure the quick passage of the Water and Sanitation Act that is currently before the senate.
He says water and sanitation play major roles in the development of any society, adding that when citizens are healthy in their various counties, or communities, they will adequately stand on their own interns of doing something that will buttress national government efforts as it relates to developing the country.
Prince Kreplah made the call over the weekend in Monrovia at a one day National Wash and Financing Policy Forum organized by the Liberia CSOS Wash Network. The one day forum was held on Crown Hill, in the conference hall of the Monrovia YMCA, and it brought together members of society organization, youth groups and community residents. It was under the theme “Wash too is Human Rights”.
CSOS says the call on the Senate to pass the water and sanitation Act is due to its delay in concurring with the house since that body passed on it. Mr. Kreplah narrated that if authorities and citizens are so concern about water and sanitation then there is a need for national government to provide more resources toward the wash sector. He said the none passage of the bill will leave many citizens to continue to suffer from lot of air bone, and water bone disease.
“When the environment is not safe with water and sanitation is the common person that bears the punishment,” he said. “I don’t see why government whose full responsibility is to provide safe and pure drinking water and sanitation for her citizens will chose to provide less support, not taking the lead in this initiative, but rather it is donors, and partners who are not obligated to us taking this as their priority., I think this is troubling and must be taken into serious consideration,” he adds.
By; Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Othello B. Garblah