GIRLS attending the Morobe Technical High School in Huon Gulf, Morobe, are
appealing to government authorities to look into the water situation at the
The school has been without proper and clean water supply for five
Water for drinking and cooking has to be fetched from the Waria
River. They do their laundries and have their baths in the river.
only has two water tanks, one of which is for staff. The tank for students has
been empty for some time, forcing them to use the river.
The ablution block
has been closed because of the water problem. Two pit toilets were dug a few
hundred metres from the girls’ dormitories. But the pit toilets are now full
and the girls are forced to use the river.
They said it was not safe to use
the pit toilets at night or walk through the bush to the river.
concerned the dormitory houses more than 70 girls, with four to a
Huon district administrator Robin Bazinuc said while the school was
located in the district, it was the responsibility of the provincial
Bazinuc, who visited the school this month, said he would
forward the report on the school to the provincial government.
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