Govt sets up disaster trust account

An Earthquake Disaster Restoration Trust Account had been set up at Bank South Pacific to coordinate all the donations going to the disaster provinces.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced this yesterday in Port Moresby.

PM O’Neill said all donations from Papua New Guineans must be put through this Trust account.

He added that all government efforts had been directed to the account as well.

The account number is 70129 85888.

“All donations must go through this particular account because we want it to be coordinated and audited properly,” stated O’Neill.

“We want the money to reach the communities that really deserved it.

“We don’t want to waste any resources.”

Meantime, the Government had also transferred K1 million to the most affected districts so they can coordinate relief supplies immediately.

Freddy Mou