Kawok children have access to clean drinking water

Over 300 villagers of Kawok in the Wai Tri region of North Fly District were pleased with the completion of the water catchment project.

The occasion was special as this project was initiated and fully funded by the Trust Administration through the Kawok village development funds.

The opening of the project means a lot to the people as it gives them clean water for drinking, cooking, and washing.

Former Ward Councillor for Ward 18 Mr. Bondit Kembayong was first to drink the water which he said was clean and tasted fresh.

He congratulated the leadership of Village Planning Committee Chairman (VPC) Mr. Simon Kobokut for the persistence to see the project to its completion.

Esy Krembi Nima Women Association Secretary representing President Ruth Ukin said leadership is only as good as the community who are willing to support their leader.

“Inside the community, when there is a good leader there is a blessing and you see development, but with leadership, there needs to be community support, provide that support to bring service. Kawok has its 5-year development plan so use it as a guideline and support each other to develop your community”

She was impressed with the Kawok community for prioritising community projects recalling her last visit to the village in 2019 during the OTDF  Communications Patrol.  She said the community mentioned then, wanting to facilitate the building of a water catchment and this is done now.

There are five 9,000 liter water tanks supplying water through gravity flow to 20 taps installed of which 2 households share one tap.

To them, this is the second biggest project after the completion of their health facility built from government grants.

OTDF Media