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Speakers Kick Against Water Privatization
Accra Mail, Ghana
05/17/03


The Centre for Public Interest Law and National Coalition Against Privatisation of Water has organised "The African Forum on the Right to Water" and other essential public services such as railways, electricity, banking and health in Ghana and the whole of Africa.

The forum, chaired by Mr. Gabriel Pwamang had participants from Kenya, USA, Brazil, Senegal, Morocco, Burkina Faso and South Africa.

Speaking at the forum one Wenonah Hauter a human rights activist from the United States, said that the international financial institutions are just misinforming and controlling the minds of the majority in the world to fatten the pockets of just a few people.

According to one Mr. Kwasi Owusu, giving away water will mean giving away our spirituality as a people because while some people wash with it others pray and baptize with it. All the speakers at the functions asked Ghanaians to refuse privatisation of water and regarded it as a repackaged colonialism.


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