Disaster funds to be accounted for: Bird

East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, says all funds donated through the Kadovar Island Disaster Relief fund will be accounted for to the last toea.

He made the comments during the donation of K50,000 from Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) yesterday.

Governor Bird received a cheque from KPHL Managing Director, Wapu Sonk, towards relief efforts for the aftermath of the Kadovar Island volcanic eruption.

Sonk said KPHL, being the national oil and gas company, has a social responsibility to all Papua New Guineans and obligated to help the people of Kadovar at this time of need.

Governor Bird thanked Sonk for the donation and said the level of support received has been overwhelming.

He said with the great support shown, it was also important to ensure the funds were put to good use. And he promised to ensure all funds are accounted for.

Governor Bird said they have received around half a million in cash donations and another estimated half a million in kind.

He said they will begin costing to come up with the actual amount donated so far.

Meanwhile, Secretary of the Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs, Dickson Guina, says the K2 million announced by the NEC towards relief efforts should be released soon.

Cedric Patjole