pop-logo-verticalCreated with Sketch.

News (3)

View all >

Abuja Water Summit Rejects Privatisation Projects

Unions, civil society organisations and allies convened a Water Summit in Abuja on 29-30 January to call a halt to the water privatisation plans being foisted on the government of Nigeria and state governments by the World Bank, by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation and other groups ideologically committed to privatisation and market control.

Stop mounting pressure on countries to privatize water

PSI is calling on the World Bank to cease mounting pressure on countries to privatize water and other public services. The World Bank should heed studies by its own Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) which call into question the results of many years of privatization. Further, Bank Executives should look in their own group of countries to see that water privatizations are increasingly being reversed, having failed to deliver on their promises. They should not export their failed policies to Nigeria and in extension, Africa, whether in hopes on winning contracts for their home companies, or from ideological rigidity.”

Source: www.world-psi.org