SIBC: South Vella constituents celebrate grand opening & handing over of new Kolokolo clinic

The newly opened Kolokolo rural health clinic in South Vella la Vella [Source: SIBC Online]

The newly opened Kolokolo rural health clinic in South Vella la Vella [Source: SIBC Online]

Constituents of South Vella La Vella has celebrated the grand opening and handing over of their newest and largest community-based rural health clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday (26th April 2023).

The establishment of the newly handed over clinic is a replacement of the old clinic building which was established since 1963.

Fully funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) under the honest leadership of Member of Parliament (MP) Honorable Fredrick Kologeto, the new clinic facility houses two wards (male and female wards) with four beds, two each in each ward for sick patients, a pharmacy, clinical sinks and lavatories.

Work on the project commenced in the fourth quarter of 2021 however, progress was delayed due to Covid-19 impact which resulted in the slow mobilization of materials to the project site.

Located on South Vella La Vella Constituency (SVC) at Kolokolo community, the clinic officially opened today to serve Kolokolo community, its surrounding communities and the whole constituency.

“Western Provincial Government’s is pleased with how MP Kologeto invested SVC CDF allocation into community developments and what transpired today is the manifestation of true partnership with relevant stakeholders, resource/land owners and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) which is the only donor that provided support to the CDF program of the government,” Guest of honor, Premier of Western Province Billy Veo said….

Check out the full story at SIBC Online, along with other stories from the Solomon Islands and around the Pacific.