The Mission Secretary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Chairman of the ACoM Disater Committee, Reverend Fr. George Elo, handed over five 3000 litres and three 2000 litres of Rotomol water tanks to the Vicar General of the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) Reverend Fr. Philip Rongotha and the Dean of Saint Barnabas Provincial Cathedral the Very Reverend Davidson Ngwaeramo on behalf of the recipients.
Provincial Disaster Committee in their meeting on Tuesday (23rd August 2016) agreed to distribute the water tanks to the following affected areas and stations that continuously experience water problems: two 3000litres and two 2000 litres to April Valley Church residents, one 3000 litres to Christian Care Centre, one 3000 litres to Sisters of Melanesia at Veranaso, one 3000 litres to Taroaniara Station and one 2000 litres to Saint Clare’s Clinic also at Taroniara. Other materials such as gartering and cement for raised floor will also be provided after the recipients have identified the location for their water tanks.
This is part of the continuing rehabilitation exercises the Provincial ACOM disaster committee is rolling out in the dioceses and part of the Church’s strategy to addressing food and water security in the local communities.
ACOM would like to thank her mission partners both in Solomon Islands and Overseas and dioceses, parishioners, Business houses, families and individuals who have responded to the Easter ACOM Disaster envelope appeal.