Indigenous start today marches against Water Law
Since today, indigenous organizations,farmers and social organizations will march through the south of the country to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the Water Law,currently under discussion in the National Assembly.
Salvador Quishpe, Prefect of Zamora Chinchipe and organizer of the march, said that today they will walk from the Chuchumbletza river, in Zamora. These pacific protests will continue for a period of 15 days.
The issues of concern to these groups are: The desprivatization of the water, the inclusion of indigenous participation in the Multinational Water Council and its designation as entity of control and management of water resources, and finally, the elimination of Decree 310, which reorganized the Water Secretariat and creates the Agency for Regulation and Control of Water (ARCA for its Spanish acronym).