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Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) on Monday handed over solar power lighting equipment to Anglican Church of Melanesian (ACoM) owned Christian Care Centre at Tenaru.

The equipment is funded under the United Nation Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) through MNURP.

The equipment is solar panel set one hundred kilowatt supplyby Islands Enterprise Ltd. 

In a statement at the handing over ceremony Permanent Secretary Lennis Rukale said Christian Care Centre is one of the important stakeholders that jointly implemented and oversees peace and harmony in our country.

He added Ministry believed that the solar power equipment will provide lighting for the Centre to further advance peace and healing to victims of domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

Thus, PS highlighted Christian Care Center (CCC) plays a major role in maintaining peace and unity in families and in our society.

He says “human security and human rights is important in Solomon Islands, due to the lingering causes of ethnic conflict or “tensions”, social fragmentation, chronic poverty, abuse of human rights and lack of basic social facilities in many areas of our societies are still evident”.

Therefore, the work of peace-building and conflict resolution remain a substantial component to address in post conflict Solomon Islands. 

He added Human Security initiative for tension reduction reconciliation and rehabilitation project in Solomon Islands was signed in 2012 and jointly implemented by UNDP, ILO and UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace and other stakeholders.

And the main objective of this project is to improve local governance and provide capacity building measures to local stakeholders and also promote reintegration and make it fully functional to meet the needs of the target communities for human security and peaceful co-existence.

Therefore, he said under this program together with the Ministry aimed at fostering improvement of social rehabilitation in the country.

He said this is a second tranche of support given to the Centre, furniture’s and other equipment and now solar power panel set.

Permanent Secretary assured ACoM and Christian Care Centre management that Ministry will always support such initiates.  

Also UNDP Deputy Resident representative Ms. Akiko Suzaki said the project extended its support to help the women and girls who suffered from violence, abuse and stress.

She added hope the lighting equipment will enhance the visibility capacity in the Centre.

She thanked ACoM and Centre management for continued support the victims.

Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM)  Mr. Abraham Hauriasi on behalf of the Church and Christian Care Centre thanked the Ministry and UNDP HSTF project team for the lighting equipment.

GS said such support and commitment shows true partnership for peacebuilding and development.

This lighting equipment is timely and will be cost cutting for the Centre in teams of fossil fuel for the generator.

Also at the handing over ceremony MNURP, UNDP and ACoM signed MOU for the ongoing partnership.

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