Merauke, Jubi – Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka said Nggolar villagers are experiencing a serious shortage of clean water due to a long drought that began a few months ago.
“Some time ago I visited the Nggolar Village. The villagers consisting about 87 households asked the Regional Government to help them by supplying water for drinking, washing, and so on,” Mbaraka told Jubi on Friday (2/1).
He then instructed PT. Wedu to provide a water tank and distribute water to the villagers.
“That’s true the villagers at Nggolar Village encountered a problem with the water and other infrastructures, in particular the road,” he said. It often brought difficulties for the local residents, he further said. However, the Regional Government would not stay back but keep going to pay attention towards the people in order to improve their living.
“I have visited that village to see and listen to the people’s voice and hope, although the government could not answer all the requests but put the most important issue as priority,” he said.
Nggolar local leader, Yohanes Nau, appreciated the Merauke Regent for his big concern to the local residents, particularly the problem of water. “That’s true, if the drought came, the villagers always struggle for drinking water from time to time,” he said. (Frans L Kobun/rom)