Published: Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:11
Twenty Three (23) Rain Water Systems have been completed in Pentecost and are due to be launched shortly. These came as part of the Pam Recovery assistance from the Australian Government ( DFAT ).
After TC Pam there was an Elnino period and most of the communities aroumd central Pentecost and North Pentecost have a lot of trouble accessing clean and safe water for domestic uses. Mostly women and children are placed with the burden of walking very long distances to collect water . It has been a practice in these communities for women and children to go to the water source at night time to collect water .
In all the communities there are nakamals where all the communal activities takes place there such as Marraiges, Deaths, Pig Killing ceremony and so forth. The majority of the rain water catchment are being built beside the Nakamals so that the water can be easily accessed during the events.