16 September 2020
MEHRD gets $5m for wash facilities
Writing in today’s edition of the Island Sun newspaper, local journalist Mavis Nishimura Podokolo said the Solomom Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources Dvelopment (MEHRD has received an Economic Stimulus Package of $5 million to step-up hand washing facilities in schools.
“This was confirmed by Franco Rodie Permanent Secretary for MEHRD.
“Five million ESP to step up hand washing stations and other things that we want to buy, for instance tanks.
“So, in fact we have sent number of tanks to Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) schools and we doing that for the schools in the border so they can be able to catch water for washing and other purposes.
“Although, we have been slow but of good reasons we got to access those finance before we can bring something to support our schools,” said Mr. Rodie.
He stressed this at the recent oversight committee radio talkback show on covid-19 updates in Honiara.
Comment: Mavis didn’t say from where the $5 million came from but, nevertheless, the money is timely and much needed, as Mr. Rodie explained.