Access to clean water a basic right: Official

Health Watch

HAVING access to clean water is a basic human right stipulated under the United Nations Human Rights Conventions, a senior Chimbu health official says.
Simbu health authority chief executive officer Dr Francis Wandi said access to clean water was like having nutritious food for good health.
He said this during the opening of a new water supply project for more than 10,000 people of Omkolai in Gumine recently.
Dr Wandi said while the Government was mandated to provide these services, the people needed to help themselves, through having good attitudes to development projects.
“The people must learn to take responsibility and care for what is provided for them,” he said.