BY SAMIE WAIKORI
MPA for Ward 31 under Malaita provincial assembly, John Kehosi through his Ward Development Committee (WDC) recently handed over projects to Luaniua community.
Senior Administration Officer for MOI region, Mr Manford Kelaho told this paper projects handed over included sports equipment, sewing machines, fuel and an OBM & boat.
He said the projects were handed over to different stakeholders within Luaniua communities including youths, church groups, women groups and Luaniua Village Development Committee (VDC).
Kelaho said the sewing machines were handed over to Luaniua women’s club to revive the social club that was run down several years ago.
He said the project is looking at income generating for the women’s club, especially to produce school uniforms for Luaniua who always find difficulty in getting uniforms from Honiara.
Kelaho said the WDC has proposed a sewing training workshop for the women’s club in Luaniua and will happen if arrangement is made.
Church groups in Luaniua received four 44-gallon drum petrol and their premixes from their WDC.
Kelaho said fuel were received and will be sold to support activities of the church groups like Companions, Mother’s Union and others in Luaniua.
He said the projects came under Ward 31 ward grant for four quarters of 2019/2020 financial year and they are looking forward for 2021/2022 financial year.
Kelaho said under 2021/2022 financial year, Ward 31 WDC already submitted its work plan are waiting for release of the ward grant to begin their work.
He explained that under WDC’s work plan for 2021/2022, support will mostly be on improvement of communal projects like health and education.
On that note, Kelaho said another project is a 40hp Yamaha engine and a 22ft ray boat that will be used to serve government activities most especially in wards 31 and 32.