Charles Anthony Santiago, the former member of parliament from Klang, has been reappointed as Chairman of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN), with effect from March 20.
According to a statement released yesterday (March 27), SPAN stated that Charles’s appointment completes the commission’s new leadership line-up for the 2023 to 2025 term. Previously, he served as SPAN’s chairman from November 2018 until October 2020.
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change mentioned that he hopes that with this new leadership, it can aid towards achieving the objectives of the Water Sector Transformation 2040 agenda.
Furthermore, based on the team’s respective fields of expertise, he is certain that they will continue to drive the commission to be a progressive, proactive and respected organisation in regulating water services in Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan.
Nik Nazmi said “In light of the upcoming problems that water services will encounter, SPAN and its members must work together to guarantee that water services can be sustained by strategic planning, stringent regulation, and implementation of the Water Services Industry Act 2006.” He also conveyed, his deepest gratitude to the previous members of the commission who had carried out their duties with dedication.
Upon the new appointment, Charles Anthony has penned a note on his Facebook account:-
“As the new chairman, I believe that it is imperative to prioritise the reformation of the water services industry, particularly in meeting ESG standards, amongst other issues.” he stated.
Charles Anthony is also known for advocating Indian youngsters’ access to education.