HB Fire appeal gains momentum

The Hanuabada Village Fire Appeal has received more financial response, with another 5 thousand kina from the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.

The appeal has received immense support with the latest funding support that stood at 190 thousand kina.

The appeal committee is looking to raise 2.5 million kina to look after the 18 families who lost their properties to two separate fires within days of each other.

On Wednesday, companies came forward with a number of immediate needs, including supplies of water.

The Chamber’s Executive Director, Dr Albert Mellam said houses are vital to our living, and losing a home to a fire is something families wouldn’t want to see happen – especially to children and the elderly.

Salome Vincent