The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as unfortunate the continued acute scarcity of drinking water in the State despite the huge resources available to Gov Amaechi administration to satisfy this basic need.
The party in a statement by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah made the observation while speaking on this year’s World Water Day Celebration.
The PDP blamed the lingering water problem in the State on Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s inability to differentiate between the basic needs of the people and political exigencies, stressing that water is essential to sustenance of life and is the sole reason for the celebration by the United Nations.
The Party regrets that under Gov Amaechi, all the taps in the State have dried up, even as the billions of naira budgeted for the State Ministry of Water Resources annually for the provision of water cannot be accounted for.
The PDP is using this occasion this year’s Water Day to call for a probe into the allocations to the Rivers State Ministry of Water in the last six years running into billions of naira.
The Party however enjoins the Rivers people to continue to be patient and exercise restraint, expressing hope for a brighter future with a more responsive government replacing the complacent and visionless Amaechi-led government which has relinquished its responsibility to the people for politicking for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
SA, on Media to
State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah
Friday, March 21, 2014