The ‘Meye’ Hit maker, eShun, has described the water running through taps of some residents in Cape Coast as unfit for washing less to talk about drinking. According to her, the water is brown in outlook with some particles in it.
“I have been in Cape Coast for some time now and every time I fetch water from the taps and put it down for just about an hour, the dirt I find in the water is scary”, ” eShun, the Glo X-Factor 1st runner up explained.
The sensational Afro-pop and Urban Highlife singer says, she has been in Cape Coast for some time now and has learnt it has been like that for a long time now. “I just don’t understand why that is the case and nothing has been done about it?” she quizzed.
As Ghana joins the rest of the world in marking World Water Day, eShun, encouraged people to drink more water because of its importance to the body and our health, “I am a proof that drinking more water keeps your body healthier and stronger. Again it is the cheapest means of keeping oneself from getting sick.”
eShun, known in private life as Ethel Esi Eshun, is therefore calling on all stakeholders in water provision including Traditional Authorities, opinion leaders and the general public to help protect and preserve the country’s water bodies.
eShun whose grand goal is to see her On and Off music activities encourage, inspire, advice, and uplift all manner of people to live healthy lifestyle. “I get sick to see people sick” eShun expressed her frustration.
In an interview with Kingsley Nana Buadu, GBC Central Regional Correspondent, the disquieted #NewGurl singer and rapper said, it breaks her heart anytime she fetches water from the tap and see some brown looking substances that settle down after a couple of minutes, “How then do I tell people to drink more water when the water is even dirty and undrinkable?” she marveled.
The #DrinkMoreWater Campaigner, eShun, further wondered whether the situation is deliberate as alleged by someone that, it is a ploy by the water providers to keep their friends in private water ventures in business.
World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended.
eShun, the #NOWAY Hitmaker, looking worried said, “I just don’t understand why the day is not being used to encourage the drinking of more clean water since I believe is the surest way to get people from getting sick.”
The theme of 2016 World Water Day – Better water, better jobs – aims to highlight how water can create paid and decent work while contributing to a greener economy and sustainable development.
Source: Kingsley Nana Buadu (GBC)