A way forward for Manaoba island



Manaoba Mini-hospital in its finishing stages. Photo supply

MANAOBA Island in the Lau lagoon area is one of the prime sites for the people in ward 12 and the surrounding communities within the area concerning development.

The unique Manaoba Island where the Binaelu airport was located and the first ever mini-hospital was built and is currently nearing completion stages.

According to the provincial ward member for ward 12 and minister for provincial government and rural development under the malaita provincial government, Fred Wai Diau, the Binaelu airport on Manaoba Island is one of the many developments aspired to by the people of ward 12 of Malaita province.

He said any development for the ward needs to be cross-sectoral and balance.

Wai also said that the provincial capacity development fund (PCDF) for the Manaoba mini-hospital, which is nearing its completion, will also boost the people in ward 12 to have easy access to medical services.

The facility will serve around 20 communities in ward 12 who have had to travel far to access medical services.

He urges the PCDF to prioritise the Manaoba mini-hospital.

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