Solar lighting system for Rigo health centre


The Matanatou health centre in Rigo, Central, will now be able to efficiently conduct emergency procedures and supervise mothers in labour at night after it received a solar lighting system from BSP Financial Group Ltd (BSP) last week.
Matanatou Primary School head teacher Luana Duli received the solar lighting system and office kit on behalf of the centre.
Duli said the Matanatou Health Centre could now conduct emergency procedures and supervise mothers in labour at night.
“From the people here, we really couldn’t thank you enough for delivering something that we have been hoping for a long time.”
Duli also paid tribute to they centre’s lone health extension officer, late Joe Robona who lived in nearby Binagoro village.
He said the late Robona had served his people well, especially during emergencies and used a torch at night to treat patients.
“We thank late Robona for his commitment and BSP for reaching out to us in offering such a project that will go a long way in benefiting this community, not only here but also people from the nearby Kwikila station.”
A local teacher from nearby Wiga Primary School, Oena Malona, was tasked to oversee the BSP solar lights project after Matanatou health centre officer-in-charge Robona died two weeks prior to the handover.
BSP Habour City branch manager Nelson Kerua, who handed over the project to the community, said they were honoured to be here in such a remote community to provide a project that would contribute significantly to the people.
The health centre operates through the government funding servicing close to 20,000 people in the inland of Rigo.