Finally the people of Siviri and the general public of Kerema Urban in Gulf Province can now have easy access to the village and the Town following the launching of the Siviri – K-Bay Footbridge last Friday.
The Bridge was officially opened by Gulf Governor Havila Kavo witnessed by Kerema Town Mayor Jack Narrie and Siviri Ward Councillor Mr Gabriel Ikamu.
Ward Councillor Gabriel Ikamu, who was very vocal about the project, is very happy that his people will now use the footbridge to cross over to town to access services of Health, Education and Markets.
The 100 meters long and 2 meters wide footbridge cost K350, 000 . 00 funded by the Gulf Provincial Technical Services through SSG Funds and was constructed by the Mesaivo Clan Land Owners.
Mr Ikamu commended the Mesaivo Clan LOs and is calling on all to take care of the project as this is a step forward to many more projects for his people.
Meanwhile, Governor Havila Kavo had also made a commitment of K200, 000. 00 for the Kerema Urban LLG to build a new fish market and Jetty in Kerema.
The Governor further called on the Siviri people who were affected of King Tides to relocate from their current location to other customary land area to avoid being impacted of the tides.
Currently the impacts of the tides have slowed down following changes in weather pattern in the area giving hope to the people that their land and village can still be saved.