Accra- The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Bluecrest University College has organised a walk across some principal streets of Accra to mark World Water Day.
The walk took the students from the University’s campus in Kokomlemle through to the SSNIT office to Top FM connecting to Faanofa Street and to the Ghana Revenue Authority main office on the Ring Road Central and back to the campus.
Mr Kofi Dzokoto, the Head of Department, Mass Communication and Journalism, Bluecrest University in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the exercise was to create awareness about the importance of water and the need to protect water bodies in the country.
He said the University was using the exercise to set the pace for other institutions to follow, since government alone cannot do it and needed the support of other organisations.
Mr Dzokoto said the University was also using the exercise to inform the community to use and preserve water wisely and make sure it was clean for use to prevent diseases.
He advised the public against the use of clean water to wash cars and urged government to institute policies to curtail such practice.
Mr Dzokoto explained that most of the rural communities did not have potable water while others used clean water to wash their cars and flash their toilets to the detriment of people in need of clean water for survival.
He said the absence of water increases the spread of diseases in the community and it was imperative to protect and keep our water bodies clean for healthy living.
He commended the government’s effort in fighting the menace of illegal mining in the country, adding that their activities had destroyed water bodies, thereby causing more harm than good to the community.
We need to fight to keep our water bodies’ clean, fight to keep water running in our taps and fight to ensure that every individual has clean water to drink and perform all domestic chores, he added.
World Water Day is an annual observance day on March 22 to highlight the importance of freshwater. It is also used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Source: Ghana News Agency