Marovo Constituents Soon to Take Ownership of New Market House Project
Constituents at Ngasini and surrounding communities within the Marovo constituency, Western Province will soon take ownership of a new and proper market house facility, an investment worth more than $300,000 that would provide a clean and spacious area for them to sell their products.
For decades, Ngasini communities were without a proper market house, forcing vendors to suffer from sun and rain when selling their products.
Constituency Development Officer (CDO), Tyson Stanley Ghera said ensuring vendors have a proper and accommodative market facility is important and that is one of the constituency’s office priorities, because this is where people (vendors) of Ngasini communities get their income through sales of agriculture and fishery products to support their livelihoods.
“For past decades’ people have suffered the sun, and rain, yet this is where they get their income. Therefore, the constituency office is pleased to render support by investing in this very important project.”
The major infrastructure (market facility) which is located at the Ngasini wharf, will serve 40 villages both in Wards 23 and 24 of the constituency.
Mr Ghera said the market infrastructure will be installed with a solar system and proper market tables, adding the project construction also include improvement work on the deteriorated market seafront/seawall to ensure canoes have a safe and sufficient area for loading and unloading of eskies.
“Work is almost complete and official handing over is planned for June, 2022,” CDO, Ghera confirmed.
Marovo constituency office of the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) implemented the project under its Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) programme initiatives for 2022.
The RCDF programme is funded by the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as donor.
MRD Media Release