Women, youths go into beautification programme

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WOMEN and youths from a notorious community in West New Britain have ventured into a beautification project to improve their living standards.
The Gigo ward 2 beatification project, initiated by councillor Maybert Apolos, has three phases and is aimed at promoting community pride through beautification.
The theme of the project is ‘My community, my responsibility’.
The first phase of the project saw women and youths joining hands in a major clean-a-thon on the roadsides; the gateway into Kimbe town on the Talasea Highway.
The second phase will involve painting a decoration of flower beds, signage and stone walls and the third phase will include awning, monitoring and general maintenance.
Team leader Mary Jigembe said the mothers were encouraged to find a solution and avoid dwelling on the issues at hand.
“When we first thought of going into this beautification project, our
main priority was to provide another avenue for our mothers to benefit from the PNG Games apart from catering,” she said.
“But it has turned out that in the process, we have achieved an higher cause of promoting respect, unity and pride in taking charge of our community to make it better place.”
The provincial administration presented the group K25,000 and administrator Michael Banavo commended the group for their venturing into the project.

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