Shortage of drinking water in Algeria: Protest demonstrations in the Tiaret region continue

Shortage of drinking water in Algeria: Protest demonstrations in the Tiaret region continue
Shortage of drinking water in Algeria: Protest demonstrations in the Tiaret region continue
Protesters blocked the roads.

While Muslims all over the world celebrated the festival of sacrifice, Aid Al Adha, Algerians, particularly in the Tiaret region, demonstrated to protest against the lack of drinking water and the non-fulfillment of President Abdelmajid’s promises. Tebboune. Demonstrations and road blockages took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in this neglected region of Algeria, the head of which is located some 280 km southwest of Algiers.

According to international news agencies, demonstrators in Rahouia, 40 kilometers from Tiaret, prevented the prefect from leaving “the district headquarters until he listened to their concerns.”

Since May, the watercourses of this semi-desert region and the Bakhedda dam, the area’s only source of supply, have been dry. At the beginning of June, the first demonstrations with burning tires and roadblocks took place near Tiaret, according to images on social networks.

Faced with these protests which were growing every day, President Tebboune convened a council of ministers on June 2 and ordered the “ministers of the Interior and Hydraulic Resources to develop an urgent and exceptional program” within 48 hours.

But since then no solution has yet seen the light of day, which the demonstrators denounced during these days of celebration.

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