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Erima wildlife opens water taps

by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby

Nearly 4,000 people living in the Erima Wildlife area in Port Moresby’s North East electorate will now access clean fresh water.

Yesterday, North East MP Labi Amaiu joined hands with Eda Ranu Chief Executive Henry Mokono to commission the Erima Wildlife Water project.

North East MP Labi Amaiu says his electorate is huge, with many challenges in service delivery, especially in settlements. But Mr Amaiu says better dialogue and understanding with water provider Eda Ranu has seen the taps installed and now open for use.

Mr Amaiu further stated that not only water services will reach the people, but electricity as well.

He said progress in liaising with PNG Power to extend power poles and bring an end to illegal power connections for better planned electricity for settlement residents is also underway.

Meanwhile, Eda Ranu Chief Executive Henry Mokono called on Erima residents to pay water bills as it is a subsidised payment.

“A household will pay a sum of K20 per month,” said Mr Mokono. A total of K800,000 has been spent for water projects in the North East electorate so far.

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