UNHCR unveils boardwalk in Simariki PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:21

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) turned over a completed boardwalk project to families at Sitio Simariki yesterday morning, January 4.

The boardwalk was formally unveiled and turned over to Simariki residents, led by tribal chieftain Nasir Ismola, in simple ceremonies attended by the local government, humanitarian teams, and members of the security sector and the Simariki community.

Spanning at least 450 meters, the boardwalk connects the around 50 families temporarily residing in Simariki Island.

City Legal Officer Jesus Carbon and Executive Assistant for Muslim Affairs Jojo Abdusalam, representing City Mayor Beng Climaco, lauded the project for improving the mobility and accessibility as well as for making life more comfortable for the Simariki Island families.

They likewise assured residents of Mayor Climaco’s and the local government’s continued support and commitment to their welfare.

“Any problem you have, just come see us,” Carbon said.

The boardwalk, a UNHCR Quick Impact Project, was realized through the coordinative efforts of the UNHCR and the Simariki Sama Banguingui Association (SISBA).  — Jasmine Mohammadsali