BY SAMIE WAIKORI
CONSTRUCTION is underway for a new water supply for Haukona village in West Are Are.
RWASH officer under Malaita province, Mr Peter Tofuola said on Thursday the project is in its implementation phase, expected to be complete by mid-October.
He said recently he led a team to Haukona village as part of the project and conducted a pre-construction training for the villagers.
He said this was a new approach adopted under RWASH policy to ensure project beneficiaries to understand their role during and after completion of the project.
Tofuola said the training dwelled mainly at sustainability of the project – how to use and care for the water project.
Adding that it is also to aware villagers on confusion which may sometimes arise on who is going to do what when the water project need areas of support in its long run.
“On this area, villagers now aware from the training on their responsibility and ownership of the water project,” he said.
Tofuola said five boys from his office were on the construction site to help villagers with technical work of the project.
He said the project was funded under European Union (EU) support for Solomon Islands Government and implemented by RWASH office Auki.