A Story about a Yapen Resident Carrying Gallons as Far as Hundreds of Meters from the Forest for the sake of Clean Water

goodmorningpapua.com – Water is the most important source of life for survival and cannot be replaced by anything. Almost every human activity cannot be separated from the function of water.

The struggle for water will be carried out by every community, such as the condition of the resident of Kampung Roipi 2, Yapen Islands Regency, Papua who have had difficulty getting clean water for almost a year.

Villagers have to go into the forest to get clean water. The distance is far enough to reach hundreds of meters from residential areas to get clean water.

Not to mention the condition of the road that must be passed to the source of clean water for the necessities of life. Usually people will bring buckets or gallons to collect water that will be brought back to their homes.

This alarming condition was revealed by the Head of Roipi 2 Village, Bob Bonai to KabarPapua.co while accompanying a member of the Yapen Islands DPRD, Ade Yullen Banua to inspect clean water sources, Friday, November 12, 2021.

Bob Bonai revealed that clean water management in Roipi 2 Village has not been operating since the start of construction in 2021. He is also grateful for the hope that members of the Yapen Islands DPRD will fight for.

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“We are grateful that Mr. Ade Banua can be here and he was able to find a solution quickly for clean water after such a long time. I hope other members of the council can also take the aspirations in the field so that they know what the residents are complaining about,” he said.

A Chairman of Commission B for the Development of the Yapen Islands DPRD, Ade Yullen Banua said that the conditions experienced by the people of Kampung Roipi 2 had been going on for quite a long time.

“It’s also regretted if there are still residents who have difficulty accessing clean water, while this has been going on for quite a while. For that we immediately check here to find a solution, “he said.

According to Ade, the problem of clean water must be taken seriously because it is a basic need of the community. “This issue must immediately receive serious attention from the authorities,” said Ade.

Ade promised to coordinate with the Yapen Islands Regional Government so that as soon as possible the source of clean water can be used by the surrounding community.

“December (2021) I make sure it’s finished. The hope of the community is also our hope, don’t let this water problem be left and dragged on without any treatment,” he concluded.

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