BY SAMIE WAIKORI
PROVINCIAL Disaster Operation Committee (PDOC) Malaita has recently discussed a proposal towards a cemetery for Auki town.
This is in preparation for the current covid-19 transmission in Auki town and Malaita province.
Chairman of PDOC, Inspector Charles Eddie Koto told this paper that they discussed the matter and forwarded it to Lands office in Auki to locate a potential land for the cemetery.
He said this is where discussion had reached and they are liaising with the provincial lands office for advice on the matter.
Koto who is also PPC for Malaita said the proposal becomes an integral component of the current covid-19 preparation for any uncertainty.
He said “this is our discussion on the matter, and we are behind it.
“But for now, we will continue to send covid-19 related deaths to families and relatives for burial at their home villages in the province,” Koto said.
He said PDOC through Emergency Operation Centre for covid-19 at Kilu’ufi hospital and MPG are also discussion and working on number of areas to deal with transmission in the province.
Koto said they will continue to liaise with responsible national authorities and the public of Malaita province as the situation is taking its toll.