Daily Archives: December 15, 2015

KiLGA’s Executive Board meets ATHLK’s CEO and senior staff

The KiLGA’s Executive Board had a meeting with ATHKL’s top officials at the company’s office in Bairiki on 25th November, that focused on telecommunication services by the company on the outer islands.

The ATHKL team, led by the CEO, Mr. Kamleshwar Sharma, reported that his company has been given approval by government to upgrade telephone and internet services on Abaiang, Marakei, North Tarawa, Onotoa and Maiana. Plans for the remaining islands are awaiting a study carried by the Ministry of Communication, Transport and Tourism Development, funded by the World Bank, that will determine the work required to establish or upgrade the services there. Following the completion of the study, government will invite bids to undertake the work.

BTC is assisted by Financial Sustainability Consultants from LGNZ

Murray Staite and his wife, pictured, of MicroBusiness Services Ltd from NZ, were contracted by the Local Government Association of New Zealand (LGNZ) to assist the Betio Town Council improve its financial system and revenue generation.

KiLGA joins the KWinS Steering Committee with UNICEF & MOE

Members of the KWinS Committee; Chairperson Reetina Katokita, 3rd from Right

Members of the KWinS Committee; Chairperson Reetina Katokita, 3rd from Right

The KiLGA’s Executive Officer was invited to become a member of the KWinS (short for ‘Kiribati WASH in Schools’) Coordinating Committee. ‘WASH’ stands ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’. The WASH programme is funded by New Zealand and jointly-coordinated by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF.

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