Access to Clean WaterMozambican President Armando Guebuza on Monday urged the African Union (AU) to reaffirm its commitment to place drinking water, sanitation and water resources in general at the centre of the continental agenda.
President Guebuza said that the Mozambican government is committed to ensuring that 55 per cent of the population has access to clean drinking water by 2009, and that this indicator reaches 70 per cent by 2015.
As for decent sanitation, the targets are that this should be within reach of 37 per cent of the Mozambican population by 2009, and 60 per cent by 2015. "The fact that indications show we will reach the millennium goals at the current pace does not satisfy us", stressed President Guebuza. "We are aware that many of our fellow countrymen will still be walking long distances in search of drinking water, and will be competing with wild animals for this precious liquid". - (AIM NEWS)