Mango Station takes possession of new community hall
The Community of Mango in Luganville, Santo now have for the first time a permanent community hall.
The newly-completed building was jointly opened recently by MP for Luganville and Minister for Internal Affairs George Wells and the head of the Anglican Church in Vanuatu, Bishop James Ligo.
Vica General of the Anglican Church, Fr Tari Leo expressed the community’s appreciation to Mr Wells for his assistance and added that in the past the community of Mango usually erected shelters of temporary material when one was needed for gatherings. Before jointly cutting the ribbon with the Minister at the opening of the building, Bishop Ligo said the hall would also be used by other community members and not just Anglicans.
Chief Francis Mantaktak of Mango expressed the community’s gratitude to Minister Wells and added that words were not enough to express how gratified they were about the Minister’s assistance.
At the same time, Wells handed over a large bin, a basin and a bucket for use in the hall and said that the construction of the hall was made possible with his MP Allocation which was money from the taxpayers from Mango station. He pointed out that he was now nearing completion of his next project which is a stage at Pepsi, another area of Luganville, for youths to showcase ‘young talents’.
Minister Wells said the Mango Community Hall and the Pepsi Young Talents stage were the last in the list of projects he had promised the voters of Luganville in the lead up to the 2008 general election. He added that he planned to release his next projects in a report of his projects during this term of office which is due out soon.
Prior to opening the hall, the MP for Luganville had handed over two sets of uniforms – one to Concord and another one to Malampa football teams of the Luganville football league.
Yesterday, Mr Wells handed over five large cooking pots, a 250 liter water tank, three bins utensils and paper cup to the Seventh Day Adventist Centenary Celebration Committee which is hosting a celebration in the northern town to mark the church’s 100th years tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27.