‘Get tested, know your status’

Highlands, Normal

The National- Wednesday, January 12, 2011


JIMI Open MP Wake Goi has urged his people to go for voluntarily HIV/AIDS testing and know their status.

Goi said this at Makin village in the Middle Jimi late last month while officially spending a new HIV/AIDS care centre built by the Catholic church.

He told the people that if they were not careful and had multiple sex partners, they were likely to catch HIV and urged married couples to remain faithful to one another. 

He also told the young people not to experiment with sex outside of marriage and stressed that the virus was already claiming many lives in the district, province and country.

Goi said three full-time employees would be based at the centre to look after people living with HIV.

He presented K20,000 to the new centre to meet its operational cost.

Also during his visit, he opened the Gulka water supply in Middle Jimi which he funded at the cost of K90,000 last year.

He presented K20,000 to those who provided assistance to a local contractor who built the water supply.

The new water supply project would cater for more than 1,000 people from the Nembga tribe.

Goi told the people to look after the water supply, adding that it was a service he was providing to make their life more comfortable.