A number of government delegates have now arrived in Marovo ahead of the major launching of the Marovo Constituency livelihood projects on Tuesday 28th June 2022.
The delegation includes representatives from the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Ministry of Commerce, reps from the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) and other guests from the private sector. The delegates arrived onboard MV Fair Lady this morning.
Supervising Minister for the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Hon. Rolland Seleso and the MRD Permanent Secretary Dr. Samson Viulu are expected later today. Chinese (PRC) Ambassador to Solomon Islands is also expected to attend the launching.
Hon. Seleso is supervising MRD since the Minister for MRD Hon. Duddley Kupo is currently on a constituency tour in his constituency Temotu Pele.
The two projects that set for launching tomorrow are; Fishery investment project and the Gasini market house project.
These projects are funded by the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) under the Constituency Development Programme.
The fishery project initiative will see an investment of 160 boats/canoes along with 160 horsepower engines (15HP) to 160 beneficiaries, to boost local fishery within the constituency where fish are abundant with potential benefits to people within the constituency.
“Recipients of boats and the horsepower engines will also receive one (1) each 200 litres esky for storage of fish and other perishable goods.
“It is going to be a huge event for the constituency because it will also coincide with the official opening of the Nganisi Market House project also funded by the constituency through RCDF,” Constituency Development Officer (CDO), Tyson Ghera earlier said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ghera said the Gasini market house project is an investment worth more than $300,000 and once opened will provide a clean, safe and spacious area for constituents at Gasini and surrounding communities within the Marovo constituency to sell their produces. The cost includes logistic, labour, construction and all necessary work that has been carried out towards the project.
For decades, Gasini communities were without a proper market house, forcing vendors to suffer from sun and rain when selling their products. But the official opening tomorrow will see the problem solved.
These projects are top priorities of the Marovo Constituency under the leadership of their Member of Parliament Hon. Chachabule Amoi towards improving social and economic livelihood of the people of Marovo constituency.
Marovo constituency office of the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) implement these projects under its Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) programme initiatives for 2022.
RCDF programme is funded by the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) as donor.
Source: Ministry for Rural Development Solomon Islands, Facebook page