Indigenous have several proposals related to the Water Bill
The union of Indigenous participating in the March for Water and Life has issued a call upon the President Rafael Correa, on the vetoing the Water Bill, for him to collect proposals from various sectors.
The leader of the Kichwa Confederation of Ecuador (Ecuarunari), Carlos Perez Guartambel, expects the “five droplets to be considered: creating the water fund, preserving water sources, ie to release concessions given to multinationals; that water that is being concessioned to private companies to be deprivatized; to establish voting participation in the Plurinational Water Council and the respect for community water management.”
The union said that if the government fails to act on the ideas on the proposed veto, they will continue their civil disobedience to the law.
The group also mentioned criticisms on the lack of an establishment of the water fund to recover badlands, to improve water irrigation systems and polluted rivers.