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Fisheries Authority funds water project in Labu Tale

By Julie Badui-Owa

The Labu Tale Community in the Huon Gulf District of Morobe is the recipient of a clean water supply project, funded under the National Fisheries Authority Department’s Social Cooperate Responsibility.

Labu Tale Community’s issue of clean and safe water supply concern was raised to the office of NFA by the Ward Councillor through a letter. 

Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resource, Dr. Lino Tom officiated the opening of the water project last week. 

Labu Tale is located in the Wampar LLG of Huon Gulf District, Morobe. It is one of the three Labu communities located a few kilometres north-east of Lae City.  

Women from Labu Tale used to travel by canoe to a distance over 50 meters and then another 60 meters trek up a mountain before they reach clean running water for cooking and drinking. 

This concern was raised to the National Fisheries Authority Department by the Ward Councillor that made Labu Tale Community, a recipient of the Department’s Social Cooperate Responsibility. 

Fisheries Minister, Dr. Lino Tom who was present to officiate the opening ceremony of the Water Project called on the Labu Tale community to look after the project. 

Labu Tale was identified as a Special Economic Zone for Morobe Province early this year by Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil. 

It is one of the 64 wards of the Huon Gulf District headed by the District MP, Ross Seymour. 

National Fisheries Authority Managing Director, John Kasu who was also present said the Department has plans to move into each provinces to empower the people in Fisheries and community services such as the water supply project.

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