​Aussie envoy happy with use of funds

It is encouraging to see Australian taxpayers’ money being used in impact projects in rural areas, says the Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Bruce Davis.

Davis was speaking during the ground breaking ceremony of K6.7 million students’ mess and a dormitory construction at the Enga College of Nursing, Enga Province, last week.

He said he was particularly happy with the Enga Provincial Government, under the leadership of Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, because he was investing in education and health. These were his government’s priority partnership programs in Papua New Guinea.

Other projects that the Australian Government had partnered in Enga include the Enga Teachers College, Kompiam Baptist Hospital and various education programs.

“What encourages my government to partner with Enga is because of its robust education and health development programs. We will continue to assist where possible,” said Davis.

Sir Peter thanked the Australian Government for the trust and confidence it had to partner with his government towards improving much needed services in the province.

(Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea Bruce Davis had the feel of Enga’s popular all women’s Sili Muli traditional dancing style last week.)





Philip Kepson