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MPs push for free access to water

posted 4 Sept 2012, 02:48 by RCN Uganda
Water is an essential commodity whose access should, as much as it is feasible, be free like oxygen and fresh air, Members of Parliament have said.

A section of MPs who are members of the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (UPF-WASH) argue that while there are costs incurred in the production and transportation of clean water, the ideal is for Ugandans to access it without pay.

"Water is a necessity in life which should have been provided even for free like oxygen and air so that everyone can access it," Amongin Jacqueline, the chairperson of the forum stated.

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Source : The NewVision, By Henry Mukasa and Vivian Agaba published 23/08/2012