We will continue to provide water: Eda Ranu

Normal, Papua


EDA Ranu will continue to provide safe drinking water to the residents, business houses, investors and the Motu-Koitabu villages in the National Capital District.
Eda Ranu board and management chairman Emos Michael told journalists in Port Moresby last Thursday that Eda Ranu, as a community service provider, was committed to providing clean safe drinking water to residents in NCD including settlements, and the Motu-Koitabu villages.
Mr Michael also refuted claims by Motu-Koitabu Assembly (MKA) chairman Miria Ikupu that water management was much better before then the current management.
However, Eda Ranu board said it (current Eda Ranu board) had a better working relationship with its staff within its structure and thus managing the water better than the previous management.
Also responding to Mr Ikupu’s claim in the media about Motu-Koitabuans having water crisis for three months, Eda Ranu said Mr Ikupu only reported the matter this month to Eda Ranu.
Eda Ranu added that a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) was given to MKA for comment but had not received any feedback from them.
“The services are better with a good water pressure, adding that the general public and residents in the city were not complaining about the services that we are providing,” Eda Ranu claimed.
Eda Ranu board director Akoka Doi said the company was not mandated and not funded by the Government to provide water for the villages.
“Eda Ranu is operating as a business entity under the Company Act, however, it has gone out to provide water to the villages and settlements at the expense of good rate payers in Port Moresby.”