By Ishmael Palipal
Situated on an Island mostly made of lime stone, Buka town has the major water problem. Since there are no running rivers to supply water from, the water is a very important service for the people of Buka Town and the near areas of Kokopau and Sohano Island and rainwater is what many people rely on in this part of Bougainville.
The Secretary of Technical Services, Bernard Tzilu, revealed that K9.7 million had now been made available for the Buka Town Water and Sanitation project while speaking at the swearing in ceremony early January.
He pledged to work closely with the new Buka Town manager, Mr Eddie Kenai, to bring more change in the town. He revealed that this is the first job that will take place with Mr Kenai as town manager.
Mr Kenai also spoke at the ceremony swore to move Buka Town forward. He said he was happy to be the new town manager and looks forward to working with professionals to see change take place in Buka town.
Buka serves as the important center Bougainville and water and sanitation is the very important high impact project that will change the face of the town.