The water woes being suffered by Barbadians – especially in the North – for the last year merits serious discussion and action. The other issue being promoted by government – celebrating 5o years of Independence – has been competing valiantly for top spot. Using commonsense only there is agreement that there is no single issue more important than the affordable and sustainable generation and distribution of potable water at this time.
Barbadians should be grateful to witness Minister of Water David Estwick being smoked out from Hoadies by the Opposition Party to inform those who elected him the plan to correct the serious problem of water supply in this country. One bit of information shared by a bombastic David Estwick in his blustery delivery at a news conference – listen to news conference thanks to VoB – this week is that the BWA has issued a tender to build a Seawater Desalination Water Augmentation facility. It appears he has invoked powers embedded in the law to instruct his cash strapped BWA Board to commit the government to long term liability. The people of Barbados will be eternally in your ‘debt’ Minister Estwick.