EHP Governor Peter Numu, accompanied by provincial administrator Samson Akunai and other leaders, committed K100,000 under the EHP Government Disaster Office for this worthy cause.
Upon arrival at Mendi town, Governor Numu and his team were received by acting Provincial Disaster coordinator Peter Wari and community leaders.
Numu said the province and the country are undergoing tough economic situations so they brought the little that they have from their hearts to their brothers and sisters who have been badly affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
Governor Numu presented the two cheques of K25,000 to Deputy Provincial Administrator for SHP David Kelly and Disaster Committee representatives for Hela and Southern Highlands respectively.
He clarified that the funds would be use to assist in proper burial services for lives lost and for logistical support.
Numu also presented four pigs each to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, SHP Governor William Powi, Governor for Hela Phillip Undialu and the provincial executive council members.
He added that he will be pushing for an investigation as to the cause of the earthquake.
The team donated two 10-foot containers filled with linens, canvases, mosquito nets, second hand bail clothes, 4 pigs, 20-plus kaukau bags and K50,000 cash.
Most of these contributions of kind were donated by Goroka Town churches and their congregations, teachers and students of all primary and secondary schools in Goroka town, and Goroka business houses including Bird of Paradise Hotel, Pagini Clothing, Brian Bell Group, and Seng-da Hypermart.