Police officers residing at Cops Land express satisfaction after a newly drilled borehole produces water.
Speaking to Solomon Star office in Auki in an interview yesterday, the Auki police operational commander Timothy Apaesi who also resides at the police area said they are happy with the completion of the stage one of the project.
Mr. Apaesi said water is one of the major issues affecting police officers who resides at the police barracks in Central Kwara’ae and now they are relief to see water flowing up to the surface after the drilling.
He said every household at the area depends on rain water for survival and without rain, the officers will have to look beyond their residential place in search for cooking and drinking water.
He said water problem has been a setback in the new police residence for the past three years since moving into the new police residential area.
“We have water tanks, but when the tanks were empty and there is no rain for a month or so, we have nothing left in the water tanks to use.
“For those of us with families, sometimes our children don’t even go to schools just because of water problem.”
He said the completion of the first stage of the project is a very welcoming sign for the officers and their families.
The new borehole which about 35 meters deep is now supplying water up to the surface which is now being used for shower and washing.
Mr. Apaesi said the second stage will include fencing, slabbing, building a water pump and also installing a storage tank at the site.
He said the project will end after stage three which will be connecting of water from the storage tank to the households.
The project is funded under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands RAMSI.
By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENI