Water shortage returns to Gizo

The water level on this Dam at Leoke just cannot improve the hundreds of people in Gizo Island.
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GIZO town is reportedly facing water shortage, which is worsening by the week.

It is said to result from prolonged dry spells, which the island is currently going through.

A Mr Andrew Koke told Island Sun yesterday areas most affected include TC, Top Hill, Corner-shop area, Banana Valley, China Town areas and District areas.

“Some of the residents in the town have worried so they only buying water from shops for drinking at exorbitant prices.


“We are experienced the erratic rains for the past months due to the effect of climate change that have not only affect water sources but also our plants and food gardens.

“We encourage the responsible government, NGOs and line ministries to quickly addressing this water shortage in the province.”

He said streams, boreholes, wells and water supply have dried up.

Koke said that residents around Gizo town are resorting to bottled mineral water in the shops.

Koke said residents are hoping that rain will soon come.

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