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Ghanaian star striker walks for water: will you?

Daniel Hires has recently joined WASH United, one of the coordinating organisations of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation campaign. Here, he writes about Asamoah Gyan, the star striker of the Ghanaian national football team, who is Walking for Water and Sanitation and asking everybody to join him.


Asamoah Gyan has today announced his support for the global World Walks for Water and Sanitation event that demands action to address the world’s largest crisis – water and sanitation From 17 to 25 March 2012, thousands of people will walk together to demand political change. They walk to strengthen national advocacy around the crisis and get government ministers to attend the Sanitation and Water for All High-Level Meeting in April 2012, where necessary steps to end the crisis can be taken.

The Asamoah Gyan Foundation will launch in June 2012 and work on improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene related issues, especially as they affect girls. As a close partner of WASH United, one of organizers of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation event, Asamoah Gyan is looking forward to participating and has shot this short video to mobilize people around the world to join or organise a Walk!

By acting together all over the world, we can make governments take the actions needed to ensure clean water and sanitation for all. Now is the time to tell the world's politicians about our concern! Now is the time the World Walks for Water and Sanitation! 

To find out where a walk is taking place close to you, visit the World Walks for Water website

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