To ensure full implementation of the federal government’s recently flagged-off water project in Ogoniland, some civil society organizations have taken the decision to monitor the HYPREP.
The decision was arrived at after a consultative meeting held at Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Center, Port Harcourt on comprehensive and inclusive implementation of the HYPREP water project.
Following long unattended to oil spills, water in Ogoni land has become heavily contaminated as recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP and reason for recommending the establishment of HYPREP with a strong recommendation for provision of potable water as part of the emergency measures but water has remained an unresolved issue.
In response to mounting cries by Ogoni women backed by support from local, national, and international groups, the federal government announced the award of the contract for a N1.5billion to tackle water projects in answer to the cries.
After the project flag-off on the International Water Day by the Minister for Environment, there are concerns that the water project has slow in coming up thus, necessitating the CSOs meeting.