Gazelle runs dry

National, Normal

The National- Friday, January 21, 2011

 VILLAGES in Gazelle, East New Britain, have been hit hard by the on-going dry season.

Many creeks and water holes in the district had dried up.

People had resorted to buying water from a mobile water supply company in Kokopo and reselling water containers to villagers.

Early visitors to the creeks would get a chance at collecting whatever little water they could for their family use.

Wasita Panie, who lives a metre away from one of the creeks in Navunaram village, said people would wait into the night of collect water.

Governor Leo Dion had allocated K3 million to the local level government for a water supply project at Malmaluan village for the people in the area.