Funds being sorted for Kadovar

Wewak MP Kevin Isifu has confirmed that his office is aware of the emergency situation being faced by local islanders off the coast of Wewak, East Sepik Province.

Reports have been received of the eruption of a dormant volcano on Kadovar Island, which is home to over 500 people.

The MP says he has received reports from his provincial administration and is on standby for word from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory.

In terms of funding, Isifu admits that his own electoral funds are limited due to accounts yet to be opened. However, he is in the process of facilitating for funding to assist from the National Disaster Office.

Currently, the member says his office is liaising with the provincial administration to see how best they can facilitate for the evacuation of the affected islanders.

(The smoking volcano – Picture: Samaritan Aviation)

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Julianna Waeda