‘USAID installing durable water supply system in Jacobabad’
Addressing a seminar on improved water, sanitation and hygiene in Sindh, organised by USAID’s supported community mobilization for water governance, health and hygiene (CMHH) project implemented by HANDS, Herbol, he said that USAID was installing water supply system in Jacobabad and the project was nearing completion.
She further said that clean drinking water was essential for good health.
On this occasion, several members of the Sindh Assembly signed a declaration to establish a ‘Water Caucus’ in the Assembly in order to ensure an allied approach to tackle water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) challenges in Sindh.
Members of Sindh Assembly, including Deputy Speaker Shahla Raza, Nusrat Saher Abbasi, Haji Shafi Jamote, Arif Mohsin Bhatti, Dr Mohammad Rafique Banbhan, Faqeerdad Khoso, Dr Khatu Mal Jeewan, Ghazala Siyal, Jam Madad Ali, Pir Mujeebul Haq, Engineer Pesu Mal Ukrani, Sorth Thebo signed the declaration.
MPA Jam Madad Ali said that municipalities in Sindh were not properly maintaining water supply systems, hence there was a need to look after these systems after installation.
“No water supply system across cities and towns of Sindh is providing clean drinking water.
There is a dire need to install contamination free water supply systems besides sanitation,” he added.
“Therefore, it is need of the hour that those laws should be implemented,” he said, and added that sewage was discharged into Dadu Canal, which posed hazards to the health of people.
Chief Executive of HANDS Dr Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed said in his speech that WASH Caucus will coordinate and communicate with major WASH organisations both in the public and private sectors outside the Sindh Assembly to extend support for the implementation of WASH-related policies and programmes.
Sindh is facing water scarcity and there is dire need to provide clean drinking water to people in Sindh through better water supply.