The National, Friday 14th of March, 2014
VILLAGERS in the Lower-Mendi local level government of Imbonggu district, Southern Highlands, now have a fresh water supply – thanks to a K100,000 funding provided by MP Francis Awesa.
Water has been piped from the Pumi Mountain to One-Porolo council ward. It will be distributed to other wards.
Former Lower-Mendi president Graham Inua said more than seven villages would benefit from the water project.
He said the project started in January and was completed recently.
He said during dry periods, creeks in the area ran dry putting hundreds of villagers in danger of water-borne diseases.
“The gravity-based water distribution system will greatly help mothers who spent hours each day searching for water.
“The water problem had affected children, mothers and elderly who were the most vulnerable,” he said.
He said with adequate clean water and nutritious food, people should live longer and have healthier lives.
Inua said the project should have cost K160,000 but he did it as a service to the community because he too had faced water problem over the years.