BY GEORGE MANFORD
ON Tuesday this week the Australian government handed over two classroom buildings, one ablution block and four (4) rotamould water tanks to Alota’a primary school in a short handing over ceremony in Auki.
The building including the water tanks are funded by the Australian government through RAMSI and was facilitated by the Member of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga Mathew Wale.
In a statement during the official handover programme Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Mr Roderick Brazier said this is the first time for a local Member of Parliament to work closely with the Australian government for such initiative regarding projects for schools.
“I thank Hon Mathew Wale for a job well done with the Australian government through negotiation towards the implementation of this infrastructure project.
“The Australian government is looking forward to assist in some more areas concerning the development of this school in the near future.”
Brazier urges the students of Alota’a to feel responsible and to take ownership of the facilities as their gift from the government of Australia.
During the official handover, MP Wale thanked the Australian government for their support towards Alota’a primary school.
Wale added that a new science laboratory will be also funded next year which he says will be ‘one of the most outstanding laboratories in any school within the country’.
“We want to produce best science students and even scientist out from this school.
“Teachers, students and the parents of this school (Alota’a) to work together and look after this school well especially our new funded facilities donated to us by our friends from Australia.
“The betterment of this school depends on our commitments, dedication, corporation and our responsibility by looking after these buildings.”