School uniforms reach remote area pupils

The Morobe Provincial Government has made another presentation to schools in its province.

And this time it has done this for some schools in far-flung Menyamya district.

Tsewi and Hakwange primary schools were the recipients of school uniforms from Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru.

He was accompanied by the manager of BNDL Tailoring, the supplier of school uniforms, Terry Agai.

School children and their teachers, the beneficiaries of the project, openly wept in front of the Governor.

Kome council president Jeffrey Tobias joined the children and wept when recounting the hardships they had gone through due to negligence resulting in loss of lives over the years.

"It is the aspirations of the Provincial Government to attire pupils in the remote schools within the nine districts," Naru said.

He said the program would eventually reach the city schools.

The Tsewi communities are located in the headwaters of Kotai river, sharing borders with Wapi council, northeast of Menyamya station.

It is risky when communities from Tsewi and Wapi use inflated tubes and rafts to transport their produce and the sick to Menyamya station.

This is part of a K3 million school uniforms subsidy program,  endorsed by the Provincial Executive Council or Sam Sewe in the last budget.

K1m was allowed this year and the program was launched at Rumu Lutheran Primary School in the Wampar LLG early this year.

Bustin Anzu