The Delta State House of Assembly has charged the relevant authorities of government to provide potable water for people across the state.
The Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources Development, Honourable Peter Uviejitobor, gave the charge at the inaugural meeting of the committee at the Assembly Complex, Asaba.
Honourable Uviejitobor, representing the Udu Constituency in the House, said the provision of potable water in the state must be seen as a top priority as the present narrative was not good enough.
The Lawmaker maintained that ” water is life ” and promised that the Committee would strive to ensure adequate budgetary provisions to the Ministry of Water Resources Development in the 2020 state budget, with a view to according the desired attention to water supply.
He harped on the need to get all the water schemes in the state working to ensure uninterrupted supply of water to the people.
Honourable Uviejitobor urged members of the committee to brace up for the task ahead, stressing that the target was to leave an enduring legacy in the sector by the end of the Seventh Assembly.
The Lawmaker called for ideas that would boost water supply in the state, saying that availability of potable water to Deltans was a major component of the Stronger Delta vision of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Other members of the committee, including, Honourables Emmanuel Sinebe, Austine Uroye, Asupa Forteta and Charles Oniyere, who were at the sitting, said the Ministry of Water Resources Development and its parastatals must justify the purpose of their existence by delivering on their mandates.