BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
PARI Development Company has officially handed over one of its funded projects to Madekoloko community in Vonavona Lagoon, Western province.
Yesterday’s hand-over ceremony was organised at Madekoloko with a colourful opening ceremony and dedication of the newly built jetty.
CFC pastor, William Boso dedicated the jetty while the ribbon was cut by the MPA for Vonavona ward, Rolly Panda.
Madekoloko community Jetty is one of the Pari Development Company projects on Roviana initiated mainly for the rural communities within Vonavona and Roviana Lagoon.
Director of Pari Development Company Donald Bato said that the jetty is solely funded by Pari Development Company without any support from the provincial and national government.
“This project focuses mainly to develop and support the people living in rural area,” Bato said.
He thanked constructor and community members and the builder, Sade Afu.
Chief Timothy Kaha from Madekolo acknowledges Pari Development Company for its contribution towards the completion of the jetty.
He also thanked community members and contractors for the job done well in completing the jetty.
He said that the jetty might welcome tourists and visitors who wish to visit Madekolo in the future.
He encourages locals to venture and develop tourism within Vonavona lagoon.
The project is funded by Pari Development Company. It had cost the company about $20,000 to fully complete the jetty.
Construction work on the jetty started last November. It was completed this month in time for the handing over.