Comrades, It is of sad news to inform you that we one of our gallant Africa Water Activist and Social Justice campaigner Sekou Diarra passed away in September 2015. I only got to know about this today, sorry if this is old news to you. I have worked with Sékou […]
We, civil society organizations engaged in the defense of the rights to land and water, gathered in Dakar in the framework of the Africa Social Forum fighting and protesting against natural resources grabbing, namely water and land grabbing, and against the systematic violations of the human rights that accompany them. By sharing our ideas, we acknowledged the essential linkage between our struggles, given the inextricable nature of land and water grabbing.
Sékou Diarra 2011-06-07, Issue 533 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/73861 Mali’s Dogon have traditionally seen water as a source of life and a public good, with the right to water ‘a prerequisite to all other human rights.’ Now the privatisation of water threatens to exclude citizens from managing their most precious resource, leaving ‘the […]
Alhassan Adam 2011-06-07, Issue 533 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/73856 Ghana has a long history of struggle against the inequitable allocation of water – beginning with protests against colonial water policy and, more recently, with opposition to water privatisation that began in the 1990s. Alhassan Adam writes about the history, the challenge to privatisation […]
Ghana: The rural water reforms Introduction This article analyses the policy formulation process concerning the devolution of rural water management in Ghana from the centrally managed Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation (GWSC) to the local authorities, in the mid 1990s. I examine the policy reform from the point of the […]
WE MOURN THE PASSING OF DENNIS BRUTUS AND CELEBRATE HIS INCREDIBLE LIFE Saturday, 26th December 2009 The Anti-Privatisation Forum and all of its 30+ community affiliates, are saddened by the passing away of comrade Dennis Vincent Brutus earlier today in Cape Town. Comrade Dennis passed away in his sleep, aged […]
FOR WATER SERVICES YOU DESERVE….. AVRL MUST GO NOW! SUPPORT GWCL WORKERS! Water services delivered to the Ghanaian public must be among the worst in the world. Under Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), the private company that is being paid millions of dollars of our public resources to ‘manage’ the […]