By Mike Puia
THE Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) rejected earlier reports about an issue it has with a State Owned Enterprise (SOE), Solomon Water.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Justus Denni, said reports suggesting that Solomon Water disconnected water supply to the Ministry’s housing estate at Panatina Rudge in East Honiara is incorrect.
Mr Denni said the Solomon Water refused to connect water supply to their staff houses since 2016 since their estate is within Solomon Water catchment area.
He said there are other residential houses within the Solomon Water borehole catchment and not the Ministry’s alone.
Denni confirmed the land where the Ministry had built on is owned by the government, through their Ministry.
He said they are taking initiatives to negotiate the issue with Solomon Water in order to reach an amicable and lasting solution.