The National, Monday 29th April 2013
By ROSELYN ELLISON
MAPRIK has relied on tanks for household and sanitation water-supply since the establishment of the township more than 50 years ago, says the Maprik MP John Simon.
Speaking during the launch of the Maprik water supply at the Maprik oval in East Sepik last Friday, Simon said the program would transform the lives of the town residents.
“What you are witnessing today, is the beginning of the district water and sanitation programme,” he said.
More than 1000 people witnessed the launch, underscoring the significance of such a simple service which many city dwellers take for granted.
Simon said the district plans was going to be different from previous plans and development programmes.
“The plan is developed at the ward level. It is your plan, not mine,” he told the people.
The water supply project was administered by Water PNG and funded by the European Union, costing about K9 million.
Vice-minister for state enterprise and Kainantu MP Johnson Tuke launched the water supply.