ALIGEGEO provincial secondary school (APSS) will soon have a new water pump plus a tank.
This was made possible by Caritas of New Zealand following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Malaita provincial government, RWASH Auki project and the school administration.
This new deal will see the expansion of the current water system used by the school sourced from a borehole.
Aligegeo principal Javin Rukia stated that Malaita provincial government, Auki RWASH and Caritas have already signed a MOU to fund and install a water tank that can hold 65 0000 liters of water which cost about SBD$10,000 and a new water pump which costs SBD$215,000.
“This will be an additional development to the existence water borehole which was funded by the Malaita provincial government last year.”
Mr Rukia said the work to install the tank and pump is expected to start depending on the arrival of the materials at the school.
So Far materials were already procured and ready to be transported over to Auki.
“The project will be assisted by the Malaita provincial government and RWASH office in Auki in term of expertise and labour,” Mr Rukia said.
It understood once the new water tank and pump install at Aligegeo provincial secondary school it will solve the problem of usual water shortage experienced by students and staff.
By SOLOMON LOFANA