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Barge Delivers Water To North Maritime Islands

Barge Delivers Water To North Maritime Islands
August 29
10:00 2018

 

The barge would begin to transport water to Yacata, Kia, Mali, Cikobia, Qamea and villages along the coastal areas and the barge was ready to transport water to the affected islands for around 42 days.

Maritime Islands in the Northern Division are expected to receive clean water this week.

With the recent dry spell felt in the North recently, Commis­sioner Northern Jovesa Vocea re­vealed that a Government barge arrived in Bua yesterday and would soon be departing for the Northern Maritime Islands.

Mr Vocea said the barge was ready to transport water to the af­fected islands and it would be in the North for around 42 days.

He said, yesterday the barge was refilling water in Nabouwa­lu and would begin to transport water to Yacata, Kia, Mali, Ciko­bia, Qamea and villages along the coastal areas.

“Many villages have already called in through respective divi­sional offices requesting for wa­ter as the prolonged dry weather has affected their normal water supply,” Mr Vocea said.

“To those people on the main is­land my humble request to you is to please store up clean drinking water,” he said.

“We are not aware as to how long such conditions will last.”

Mr Vocea advised people to re­frain from wasting water and store water in the right manner.

“We all know that the the dry weather can precipitate out­breaks of a number of diseases including diarrhoea, leptospiro­sis, typhoid, by exposure to con­taminated water or decreased hygiene due to water shortages.”

Mr Vocea advised people to take precautions and do the right thing keeping in mind as the third school term began this week,” Mr Vocea added.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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