Transferring control of water supply services to private hands erodes equitable access to a fundamental human right.
WATER, the lifeblood of our planet, is an invaluable resource that has witnessed its fair share of conflicts. At the heart of these conflicts lies the highly charged issue of water privatisation, a policy that has sparked passionate discussions, protests, and often outright scandal. As governments around the world seek to offload the management of this vital resource to private entities, a litany of concerns and scandals have emerged – from Cochabamba in Bolivia, where a grassroots movement fought against water privatisation, to countless other instances in Africa of privatisation not delivering as expected. This article delves into the multifaceted landscape of contradictions of this policy.
Read the full article written by Leonard Shang-Quartey, BPP Africa Organizer and Africa Water Justice Network Coordinator, in the latest issue of the Third World Network’s Resurgence magazine.