UNICEF promotes water hygiene in Bayelsa

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To celebrate the World Water Day, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union (EU) teamed up with the Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation embarked on massive campaign for clean water and the role of water in creating better jobs across Bayelsa state.

UNICEF and its partners got children especially pupils in schools involved in their clean-water campaign. The team held one of the water events at the Rev. Proctor Memorial School, Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area.

Speaking at the event themed ‘Better Water, Better Jobs’,  a representative of the Bayelsa State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Winikime Asingbe, said everybody needs access to clean water. He said any attempt to use contaminated water will lead to water-borne diseases.

According to him “We need to have access to clean water. There are many things we do with water like washing, drinking, cooking our food and others. We should always endeavor to drink clean water.

He said: “Water means Jobs. Water is essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

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