Soso opens facilities at remote district


EASTERN Highlands Governor Julie Soso took a 30-minute helicopter trip into the remote Asiana area of the Obura-Wonenara district to open a new double classroom, staff house and women’s resource centre.
Soso had allocated K100,000 for the classroom and teachers house and K10,000 to build the Asiana Ward Women’s Association resource centre.
She said much of the money was spent on air-freighting building materials because Asiana was in a remote area near the border of Menyama in Morobe and Gulf.
“I am impressed with the completion of the school buildings for Asiana Primary School and the resource centre for the Asiana Women’s Group,” Soso said.
Soso had allocated K10,000 each to the women’s groups in the 264 council wards in Eastern Highlands.
“Asiana Primary School was closed down for many years due to poor teacher attendance as it is very remote,” she said.
“The school was re-opened in the mid-90s by a dedicated teacher, Timothy Dedeginre.”
Later, more teachers arrived to teach at the school and managed to send a good number of Grade Eight students to high schools in Tairora and Kainantu.
She also committed K100,000 to the people in Asiana to manually upgrade the road.
The funding will be used to pay people who will manually rebuild the road which connects Asiana area to Lamari in Obura-Wonenara district.

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