Monthly Archives: November 2016

KiLGA Supports UNICEF’s WASH Programme

(L-R) UN Resident Coordinator Oznat Lubrani and UNICEF’s Dr. Karen Allen,  on their way to Ribono islet at Abaiang. (background)

(L-R) UN Resident Coordinator Oznat Lubrani and UNICEF’s Dr. Karen Allen, on their way to Ribono islet at Abaiang. (background)

5-6 June, Abaiang – KiLGA’s EO accompanied UNICEF’s team, led by its Kiribati chief, Cromwell Bacareza, on a visit to Abaiang to monitor the 1600 litre water tank systems built in its villages, funded by EU with contributions by village communities. The team also included Ms. Osnat Lubrani, UN Resident Coordinator, and Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative, both based in Fiji. The team stayed at Tebero and visited Ribono islet, Koinawa and Aonobuaka. The team also held a consultation with the Abaing Council at the Tebero guesthouse, where they discussed issues faced by the Council, including financial limitations, need of renewable energy, access to the Green Climate Fund and more.

 

3rd EB agreed to Request Government to Support Councils’ Staff Salaries

The Executive Board (EB) in its third meeting, was informed of a high turnover of staff at many Councils. One reason given is the low salaries, making job offers from private businesses and other organisations, more attractive. The EB agreed to make a request to the Minister of Internal Affairs, to submit a proposal to Cabinet to have the government provide financial assistance towards salaries of Councils’ employees, in line with the new government’s policy of providing more assistance to Council.

 

3rd EB Meeting Supports Long Line Fishing Company

Member of the Executive Board - Mayors Ruoikabuti Tioon, Chairman, Romano Reo, Tebabura Tanaua, Teepa Manaia, Tabukirake Baraniko, Barekiau Tiweri and Tairaa Kauteta.

Member of the Executive Board – Mayors Ruoikabuti Tioon, Chairman, Romano Reo, Tebabura Tanaua, Teepa Manaia, Tabukirake Baraniko, Barekiau Tiweri and Tairaa Kauteta.

3o June, 2016, BTC Boardroom – The Executive Board’s third meeting for the year had members discuss the proposal presented by Maruia Kamatie, Fisheries Project Officer, to establish a new Long Line Fishing Company to supply the Kiribati Fish Company Ltd, to be jointly-owned by the Government and all 23 Councils on a 50-50% partnership arrangement.


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