PASSENGERS checking in for flight to Australia are shocked to see water dripping from upstairs down to the open space of Honiara International Airport on Tuesday.
Permanent Secretary of Communication and Aviation, Francis Lomo said the leak happened after water overflow from the sink in the rest room upstairs after someone left the tap opened when the pump stopped working.
Mr Lomo said when water came back, it rose above the level of the sink and dropped through the floor above the check-in area.
He said it’s a minor problem and was not a result of plumbing defects or bad state of the toilets upstairs.
Jerry Tengemoana, chief executive officer of Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce, was one of those checking in when the incident happened.
He posted photos of the leaking water on facebook, describing it as a disgrace, and questioned the Civil Aviation Division why this had happen.
Mr Tengemoana said Civil Aviation has a lot of issues to address like airlines saga, ghost contracts, disgusting toilets, no doors of toilets to transit’s lounge, and closure of provincial airports.
But Mr Lomo said all these issues are taken into consideration by government to deal with.
He said dialogue is the best approach to go about this issue rather than going straight to social media.
By EDDIE OSIFELO