Family initiate water supply project for village


THE days of walking long distances to fetch water are over for Makia villagers in Lower Bena, thanks to the Tumae family for spearheading the construction of a water supply.
The Yalifalo water supply project was jointly opened by acting Eastern Highlands administrator Samson Akunai, project financier Steven Tumae, Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) senior officer Jackson Pepeto, Unggai-Bena representatives, business representatives, Goroka Chamber of Commerce representative Ian Mopafi and other stakeholders.
They cut the ribbon and opened the tap which draws water to Makia village from a source 10 kilometers away.
The project was sponsored by CIC manager for industrial operations divisions (IOD) Steven Tumae with K11,000 and co-financed by the Eastern Highlands government with K16,000.
It was initiated by Aize Tumae in 2016 and received support from other Tumaes to complete the project that was now bringing water to the door step of the people in Makia village.
Gure Tumae challenged the people to take ownership and embrace the water supply and support other services (roads and power supply) being made available to the people.

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