Potape rewards students, workers


HELA Governor Francis Potape brought relief to teachers and health workers in a remote community in Hela recently.
The only three public servants in the area are two health workers from Morobe and West New Britain and a teacher from Enga.
Potape who visited the remote Awi Lakaju LLG area in the Koroba-Kopiago district last Wednesday said he was impressed to see three outsiders working there.
Potape said he went to the area with former Koroba-Kopiago MP John Kekeno to be with the people there as they celebrated the achievement of three young boys from the area who completed Grade 12 recently.
The three are the first lot of students from there who have reached Grade 12, the highest education attainment by anyone from the area.
Wanekipa village is situated between Hela, West Sepik and Enga.
The small community also celebrated the visit by Potape.
Potape donated K5000 each to the three young men to continue their studies and K5000 each to the two health workers and the teacher at the school.
He gave K3000 to purchase a lawn-mower to cut the grass on the small airfield that is used by MAF.
He also committed K200,000 for the construction of a double classroom, K100,000 for two teacher’s houses and K5000 for a solar panel project in the area.
He said he would further initiate incentives to attract public servants to work and live in these remote communities by giving K10,000 to each public servant that is committed to serve in the remote communities in Hela.

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