New houses for health workers

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The National, Friday November 1st, 2013


HEALTH workers have left the Paua community, in the Moran project area, Kutubu, to work elsewhere because there is no accommodation, a spokesman says.

The community and surrounding villages, with a population of about 10,000, were left with just two female community health workers.

With the commitment of Mineral Resources Development Corporation (MRDC), the village and surrounding communities witnessed the opening of four new health staff houses in the heart of Paua community on Wednesday. 

Speaking during the opening ceremony, MRDC managing director and chief executive officer Augustine Mano said the Works Department had inspected the buildings and issued completion certificates. 

“Although it took a while to complete the project, I am happy that it is now ready for health staff to live in these houses and to provide essential health services to Paua, Homa and nearby local communities,” Mano said. 

The board of Petroleum Resources Moran, a subsidiary landowner company of MRDC, through its Community Investment Trust Fund, approved the construction of a community hall and the health staff houses for the Paua community of Moran PDL5 project.  

The houses were constructed by MRDC at a cost of K1.4 million.

Dr Hewali Hamiya, of Tari Hospital, said “the country’s health care system continues to face a lot of problems”.

Mano said MRDC was committed to providing television and telecommunication services to the people of Paua by next year.