Human rights activists from around the continent of Africa have gathered to activate their action plan for water rights on the continent.
The focal point is the joint press briefing of Our Water Our Right Coalition in commemoration of the 3rd edition of Africa Week of Action against Water Privatisation.
The joint press briefing kick-starts the week of action with specific objectives to demonstrate growing movement for public water and against corporate capture of water on the African continent to public officials, communities, and our corporate/institutional targets.
Another target is to build public understanding of the threat of water privatisation and its drivers on the continent, especially those descending on the continent for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund,IMF meetings this same week, to aid in ongoing campaigning.
This is Zikorah Ibeh, Policy and Research Officer at Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA.
This is Comrade Abiodun Bakare of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Technical, Recreational and Employee Services, Nigeria.
The Our Water Our Rights Africa Coalition led by civil society and trade unionists from nearly a dozen African countries makes this call as the coalition celebrates it’s third annual Africa Week of action against Water Privatisation through grassroots community and stakeholder engagement.