The Congo : An Impoverished Country

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The Congo, long known as an impoverished country with little resources and dying people, is struggling mightily to supply it’s people with ample drinking water. Though the third world country is very poor, it is still an industrialized country. Towering factories and textile mills, industrialization owns the country. Bringing in much of the country’s income, industrialization is vital to the survival of the country and it’s economy. However, it comes with a price. Releasing harmful dyes, the textile mills and factories pollute the water that many people drink from. Many may argue that without industrialization, the country would have never gotten off the ground. Now imagine this, your precious first born child goes down to the nearby…show more content…
The waters throughout the country of Congo, polluted from waste remnants and the dyes that escape the textile industries as well as the growth of harmful bacteria, have provided nothing but hardships for the poor country and it’s people, however, with the help of the United States, Congo and it’s officials will be able to resolve this issue with new government funding and photocatalytic techniques. Critics of my opinion also raise valid arguments which could be accepted as an alternative. First, many scientists argue that the industrialization of Congo has helped the country more than hurt it. Providing jobs for many unemployed people and providing economic stability to a third world country, scientists contend that industrial factories greatly help the economy and the country itself (Komendantova, et al. n.p.). Though these points have validity, these scientists have overlooked the hardships it causes the people. Industrialization, much like any other mega producer, comes with great drawbacks. The effects it has on the people far outweigh the possibilities it presents. Though it produces much of the country’s income, the people are the one’s who ultimately pay the price. Furthermore, scientists assert that stormwater runoff provides a sustainable water source and irrigation alternative ( Nnadi, et al. n.p.). Though both of these are true, stormwater runoff has deadly effects when allowed into used water sources.
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