Groups receive K90,000 funding


THREE community-based organisations in the Port Moresby have received a total of K90,000 from MP Labi Amaiu to support their work.
He gave K30,000 each to the West Kongo Five-Mile Down Base Women’s Association, Korobosea Mates Cleaning Services and Port Moresby High Cost Farmers Association.
Acting district administrator for Port Moresby North East John Komane who handed out the money urged the associations to continue the good work they were doing.
“You have gone your own way to do something that is important to support yourself and people in the community you are living in and that is something we want to support,” he said.
“Becoming self-reliant is something we want to encourage and you have done something great. With the little support we provide, we hope that it will assist you to do more in the dreams you have ahead.”
Rose Bomai, on behalf of the three organisations, thanked Amaiu for the support to address some of the problems people were facing.
“As mothers, we came up with this community-based association to help ourselves, our families, our community and the capital city,” she said.
“We do voluntary cleaning in the city, visit patients in hospitals and provide them with food and support. We are involved in a range of voluntary activities because as mothers we feel obliged to meet the needs of others.
“We feel responsible for the issues affecting our capital city and have been involved in many ways to address those issues.
“Such partnership with the government is the way forward and we are looking to partner more with other State and private agencies in the future.”

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