Who: Miss Paula Pearl Simons in a statement to her school
Doing What: Is calling for immediate action to address water scarcity and rationing issues in the Tema Metropolis
Why: water scarcity and rationing is making life unbearable as water is the lifeline to the survival of every living being and also a human right.
When: on Tuesday 22nd March 2022 during the morning assembly session.
Miss Paula Peal Simons a teenage environmental activist is worried about water scarcity and rationing even in the planned urban city of Tema. This is making lives uncomfortable along with a high risk of contamination and illnesses.
When you wake up from bed and the taps don’t flow, the next is to check if you have stored water left.
You will need to drink a glass of water, wash your face, brush your teeth and tongue for the first line of early morning action.
Where do we get water to flush the water closet and have our morning bathe?
Water for breakfast would be a challenge. Have we considered the many who rely on water for commercial cooking?
How about the hospitals and washing of hands with soap under running water in times of the covid-19 pandemic?
We see children and adults mostly women and the girl child with buckets and gallons in search of water. The search for water denies us productive time for lessons at school and work time for our parents.
Who will help grandma and dad to get water when the taps don’t flow?
As galamsey continues to rage on destroying our water bodies, the impact of climate change, increasing human population, and construction work also affect our water resources.
It is time for us to rethink our human behaviour towards sustainable living to safeguard us now and in the future.
Access to clean safe water is a need and human right. Join me and let’s strengthen our voices for water justice. Water! Response: Is Life. Preserve It. Use it wisely.
We cannot live without water. Water is life, Preserve it and use it wisely.
Happy World Water Day. It’s all about us. Thank you