More women in North Guadalcanal get solar - Solomon Star News

More women in North Guadalcanal get solar

04 August 2015

TWO hundred elderly mothers and those with special needs within North Guadalcanal Constituency (NGC)on Tuesday received solar kiteach thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP)Samson Maneka.

The ceremony to handover the solar kits was conducted at Nguvia Catholic station near GPPOL 2.

The handing over of the items coincided with the second appointed day celebration held at the station.

Hundreds of people within the constituency witnessed the ceremony including Premier for Guadalcanal Province Bartholomew Vavanga.

Mr Maneka speaking at the occasion said, the solar kits were made possible through funding support from the Ministry of Mines and Energy including North Guadalcanal Constituency Funds.

He said, early this year these mothers approached him requesting assistance for solar.

“And today I give them what I had promised them,” Mr Maneka said.

He urged each woman recipient to use it wisely.

“I urge every one of you (women) who receives each solar kit to please keep them safe so that it can last long.”

The MP promised to support the women in the future once more funds are available.

A recipient Elizabeth Bunia from Sali village thanked Mr Maneka for the surprised gift.

“I would like to thank MP for these solar kits that would help light up my home and would replace torch and kerosene light which I normally use.

“I’m a disable mother and having a good light is one big problem I face,” she told Solomon Star after she receiving her kit.

Another mother Esther Pati from Binu village also expressed her joy yesterday saying this was the first ever MP to have supported mothers with special needs and the elderly ones.

She said, all her problems when she tried to do things at home during the night is now being solved.

Batistina Solosaghia another woman with special needs expressed her appreciation and thanked the MP Samson Maneka for helping women with special needs.

“This something that has never happened in north Guadalcanal for MP to come and help women with special needs.

“Today I’m filled with joy because for so long I have never had a solar light in my room,” she said.

The 20 watt solar panel comes with three lights each.