Minister briefed about Vanuatu Red Cross water programmes

The Minister of Lands, Geology and Mines, Energy and Water, Ralph Regenvanu has been updated on the current water programme implemented by Red Cross around Vanuatu.

According to Red Cross, the specific presentation made to the Minister was on the implementation of the Supporting Community Planning 3 (SCP3) project.

The project covers remote and vulnerable locations in South of Malekula and Torba Province.

Regenvanu was informed of the various Gravity Fed Systems (GFS) that have been developed and are now providing water supply to the communities.

He also has also learnt that although many parts of Vanuatu has water needs, the Red Cross has selected some of the most remote and vulnerable locations as its target where no other organisation is willing to go.

But more interesting is the approach that Red Cross is taking to not only involve communities but also to build and leave behind the skills.

The briefing was made at the request of the Minister.

The Vanuatu Red Cross Society is a statutory body formed way back in 1982. It has become a member of the International Red Cross movement in 1993 and now has formal branches in the provinces of Torba, Sanma, Penama, Malampa and Tafea.

Vanuatu Red Cross is officially an auxiliary body to the government of Vanuatu and other public authorities in the country.

The organisation says it is ready at any time to brief and update the government on the important work it is doing throughout the country.


Photo by Vanuatu Red Cross.