New projects for Pomio communities

Three communities in Pomio District, East New Britain Province, will be beneficiaries of three education and health projects worth K680,000.

The projects will be co-funded by Digicel PNG Foundation and the local member’s office and Minister for Public Service, Elias Kapavore.

Pomio is the first district in the 10th government to work in collaboration with Digicel PNG Foundation to respond to the community’s health and education needs.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru, said the Foundation seeks opportunities to work together to leverage resources, share strengths, increase efficiency and reduce overlap to tackle PNG’s social issues.

“This will see the funding of one more mobile health clinic called Palmalmal Health Centre, Rieit Primary School and Pomio-Golpak Memorial Primary School,” said Mahuru.

Minister Kapavore said with a huge district land mass and challenging geographical terrain, government support is limited in delivering sufficient basic services like health and education.

He said the strategy is to look at means and ways to counterpart with support partners.

“That’s what we want to do so that we can get the best out of the money that’s given to us by the government,” said Kapavore.

Minister Kapavore expressed his gratitude to the Foundation for its support previously in the form of an ambulance, and is adamant in continuing this partnership into the future.

Digicel PNG Foundation has to date invested K2.687 million in 14 education and health projects in East New Britain Province.

(Minister for Public Service, Elias Kapavore, second right, with Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru, and Foundation staff at the Digicel HQ yesterday) 

Carolyn Ure