By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
The decreasing water levels in schools in the Southern Highlands is posing a threat to the operations of the schools.
This has forced schools to operate half a day.
But despite this threat, students continue to attend to classes while teachers call on authorities for help.
The issue has not stopped school administrations to continue and strive to complete the 2015 academic year.
The call by schools has seen the Mendi Munhiu District Authority responding to help schools by refilling water tanks.
“We will help schools by funding two loads of water trucks to refill school tanks for schools and teachers and students can benefit,” James Embea Mendi Munhiu District Chief Executive.
Tende, North Mendi, Kumin Primary schools including Mendi Technical, and the CHW Training College will all receive this help.
“The district will also help other institutions”, Embea added.
Mendi town is also lacking a proper water system for its residents. And with the El Nino extending to next year, it gives more challenges to water utilities.
“The El Nino has put more pressure for us (Water PNG) to help provide a clean water system going into the future”, said Water PNG CEO Raka Taviri Jnr.