During the last plenary, a motion sponsored by a member representing Dunukofia State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in the State to embark on effective monitoring of packaged water in a bid to checkmate unlicensed sachet water manufacturers in the state. This proactive step would help ensure supply of clean and portable water to the citizenry of the state.
The lawmaker regretted that most sachet water manufacturers operate with fake NAFDAC numbers and produce unclean water which is inimical to health.
Supporting the motion, Dr. Timothy Ifedioramma, representing Njikoka State constituency 1, stressed on the need to always make routine visits and checks in a bid to safe guard the health of the people.
In his contribution during the plenary, the member representing Ogbaru 11 Constituency, Hon. Somtoochukwu Udeze, urged the State Ministry of Environment, Beautification and Ecology to always send their Sanitary Officers to monitor the environment where sachet water is manufactured and collaborate with NAFDAC in promoting good hygiene in the State.
He advised residents to always go for package water carrying NAFDAC registration number to avoid consuming contaminated water.
In another development, the Kano State NAFDAC State Coordinator, Bashir Ma’azu, has advised the people in the state from taking contaminated water in order to safeguard their health, especially now that hot season has set in.