CAIRO: A member of parliament began a hunger strike yesterday to express his solidarity with the members of his electoral constituency, who have been suffering from a complete lack of water supply for the past two weeks.
MP Mohamed Abdel Aleem Dawood, a member of Al Wafd opposition party, threatened to go on this hunger strike last week during a meeting of the parliament’s housing committee unless the government took proactive steps to solve the problem.
Dawood’s electoral constituency, Motobas, Kafr El Sheikh, is just one of many villages that have been suffering from continuous water cut for over two weeks.
“I will inform the public prosecutor with my actions and explain my reasons. I will also inform the press syndicate, the World Health Organization and the National Council for Human Rights, Dawood told The Daily Star Egypt.
All he is asking, he explained, is for the government to fulfill its obligations towards Motobas, which entails building a new water station and fixing the deteriorating stations that have caused this water deprivation
But at press time, no government official has contacted Dawood, but he stressed that he won’t end his strike until his demands are met.