Rural Development Programme

Solomon Islands Ministry of Development, Planning and Aid Coordination

The objective of this programme is to improve access to basic services in rural areas
and the production and productivity of farmers.

Rural Development Programme

Solomon Islands Ministry of Development, Planning and Aid Coordination

Gogona Solar Power / Monitoring Report / 05/06/2019 03:43

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Date of monitoring visit: 24/05/2019
Keliv Sangoihenua

Work plan stages and activities:

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Implementation Problem or Procurement issues:

Issue Date Created Date Updated Resolved Y/N
In an effort to establish a more sustainable solar system, meeting cost for specialised person (supplier) to do installation is crucial. In addition, cost for wiring is still on pipeline as SIC is still anticipating support should other contributions is. 30/05/2017 01/03/2018 Yes
Construction of the solar shed has been done with major stage, remaining timbers for completion await fixing of its community lucas mill machine, otherwise logs have already secure as it also part of it community contribution. 14/06/2017 01/03/2018 Yes

Are Financial records being kept up to date: Yes

Have records of community contributions been updated: Yes

Are there any changes to other contributions? No

Other Comment: PSU has been liaising with SIC for the facilitation of closing stage activities and its progressing well. This include finalization of its key documentation and leading up to establishment of O&MC which should done soon this month. A completion ceremony was also discussed as community should agreed. While understanding now being taken by the community, the expectation of having a power supply remain and community have to be responsible of it. RDP has done its part as per the fund received where a sufficient power system has established and utilize as main charging center by the community which have serve one of the major need in the community for accessing good and sufficient power energy source. Meanwhile, expectations seem exceed the resources available and noted that the current power is serve the people on minimal way. Other information gathered were the proposed mini-solar hybrid by Solomon Power ltd for the Provincial capital which cover all surrounding communities including Gongona village. Currently survey were ongoing and the community were looking forward to it. As effort for visibility onsite especially with SPs, stickers portray various RDP core donor partners were putup on the facility.

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