Clean water, life’s important ingredient that many still lack

By Elkanah Nyauma

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The Picture: A girl drinks safe water from a tap outside a UNICEF-supported school in Djibouti. Safe drinking water is essential for every child’s survival, health, development, safety, and future. (UNICEF).

In the year 2010, the United Nations General Assembly publicly declared water and sanitation as human rights. People have the right to enough, unending, safe, easily accessible, and affordable clean water for their daily domestic and personal use.

“Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production, or recreational purposes.

Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.” (Source: World Health Organization)

Source: World Health Organization

The Opinion

Lack of access to clean water is one of the main causes of the deaths of many people in Africa, especially children. If the continent can discover how to get clean water for drinking and make it accessible and affordable to people, then many will live healthily and think about the future that is inevitable, a future that is possible.

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