K10 million for Porgera high upgrade

Close to K10 million has been spent for the upgrading of Porgera High School to secondary status.

Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, revealed this during the ground-breaking ceremony of the upgrading project at Paiam Oval recently.

During the ceremony, Ipatas thanked project sponsors, which include Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) and the Government.

He said with the upgrade, students in Porgera need not attend secondary schools in Wabag or Wapenamanda.

“So people of Porgera, people of Enga, we must know that there is development coming to our area,” said Ipatas.

PJV has contributed K1.1 million towards the projects and infrastructural work is already underway at the school on the computer and science laboratories and recreation hall.

PJV Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility, Timothy Andambo, highlighted PJV and the provincial government’s ongoing assistance to the people.

Andambo urged them to look after services and infrastructure for the benefit of the community.

“Try and respect those who worked hard and put money. We will continue to put money if you humble yourselves and become deserving citizens,” he said.

Picture: Porgera Joint Venture

Cedric Patjole