Water is Life and there is no equal substitute for it. “When the last tree dies, man also dies.”
These adages inform the need for effective programme to ensure environmental conservation and protection as well as provision of portable water.
Achieving rapid social development cannot be at poles with having the needed care and responsibility towards the environment.
Goal 7 of MDGs is to ensure environmental sustainability. The provision of portable water in rural areas, will foster a healthy population as a result of the eradication of guinea worm in endemic areas, and water borne diseases which is a reflective of the attainment of the GPRS 1&2.
Again, the conservation and preservation of its natural resources, ecosystems and habitats will not only enhance the reduction of the effects of climate change emission, but alleviate long term poverty as indicated in the MDGs.