Too many agencies, Span moots one federal authority to solve water woes

Annabelle Lee


The National Water Services Commission (Span) is studying the possibility of setting up a federal authority to govern all rivers in the country.

Participants at the commission’s seminar on river pollution today heard that a key challenge to effective river management was the lack of integration between the multiple ministries, federal agencies, state governments, local councils and water concessionaires involved.

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