Praia, Mar 22 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, today defended the need to deepen the debate and studies on water scarcity and a strong engagement of all in eliminating water waste.
In a message about the International Water Day under the motto “valuing water”, which is celebrated annually on March 22, the Head of State stressed the importance of this precious good, which is not yet allowed to millions of people to have access.
As he recalled, the history of the Cabo Verdean people is strongly linked to the problem related to water, and despite the progress made in its management, there are still many challenges to be overcome.
“It is not by chance that during three years of severe drought, it was possible to manage the situation, complex and painful, with relative success. The negative consequences of these years of drought are a fact, but much less serious than those experienced in the past in similar situations,” he said.
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