Givhan musicians and partners launch water tank project on Tanna

Women celebrating water tank

The Givhan musicians’ community water project, based in Ialuwalu village at Loukatai area on the Island of Tanna, was finally launched on Thursday, November 7 2019.

A 10,000L tank now supplies water to a population of approximately 3000 villagers, through the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan Association and copartners and sponsors who have helped the musicians accomplish its two-year project.

The delegation that flew to Tanna last week to mark the special occasion included the Executive Committee of Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan Alcina Charley and Jean Pierre Sam, and invited guests representing partners and sponsors of the project; Jimmy Kasse 1st PA to the Minister for Home Affairs, Andrew Napuat, Moses Navuniivi of Rotomould Company, Alfred Kapalu of Tradebase Company, and Paran Latan who provided entertainment during the event.

Speeches from chiefs and community leaders highlighted the fact that the village was in much need of water and thanked the Kivhan Associations and Sponsors for answering the cry of the people.

Other speeches were from Jimmy Kasse and the chairlady of the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan organization, Alcina Charley, who stressed that they will continue to join hands to help the people and communities through their networks.

Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan Association sincerely acknowledges the sponsorship and support from the following partners: Rotomould Fiji Ltd — Rota Tanks Company, Minister Napuat; Trade Base Vanuatu Plumbing Supplies; Port Vila Hardware; MV Touraken; Air Vanuatu; Tanna Evergreen Resort & Tours; Entani Tanna Volcano; Reserve Bank of Vanuatu; Office of the Speaker of Parliament; Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation; all Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan Musicians and Artists, John Kawiel & Isabelle Petri of Ialuwalu – Loukatai community.

Other supporting Partners: Vanuatu Government through the Ministry of Climate Change National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Saralana Park — Fest’Napuan Association; MP Ralph Regenvanu; MP Bob Loughman; Alliance Française de Port-Vila; Australian High Commission; Port Vila Chinese Community; Vanuatu Cultural Centre and National Museum; Tropik Zound; Island Constructions; @Reggae Fire – Family Health Center; Further Arts; Vanuatu Chefs Association, Wan Smol Bag and Youth Center; Vanuatu Tourism Office; members of the Kivhan Committee and their families — Jean Pierre Sam; Loic Teilemb; Allan Steven Tom; Prince Philip Vira; Simth Jacky, Ajiawa Kaltonga;Stanley Wai; Esneth Esika Santi Munez ;Tali Joli; John Botleng; Sarah Doyle; James Langdale; Damien Mobs; Mike Esrom Kaun; Witnol Benko, and Benson Nakou.

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