In a bid to protect our rivers and waterways Dominicans are being called upon to adopt the ones in their communities.
That call is coming from Chairman of the local World Rivers Day Committee, Father Franklyn Cuffy who says that Dominica has been in the forefront for a number of years leading the struggle to protect our rivers.
The theme for this year’s observance of World Rivers Day is “Waterways in our Communities” with the hope of sensitizing the nation and our people about the importance of our rivers.
He says the committee has been involved in cleanups across the island with a number of villages already on board with the program adding that this year’s activities to mark world rivers day will also include the return of Titiwi fest tied in with sea moss, as a water-harvested product.
Fr. Cuffy says activities on World Rivers Day will begin with a church service in St. Joseph on Sunday 25th September from nine in the morning, which will see a parade of uniformed groups as well as an address by the Parliamentary representative of the St. Joseph Constituency Dr. Adis King.