The National, Tuesday June 25th, 2013
A BASIC financial management training launched by the Wewak Rural local level government early this year has progressed into its third phase with the graduation of 53 participants at Savarin village last Saturday.
Wewak Rural LLG president Francis Hevu, who had nominated early this month to defend his seat, hailed the participants and said the training would set foundation for them to venture into medium and small scale business activities.
“I must tell you today that we have K1.1 million parked at the district treasury and we must make sure that some of these monies are put into our people’s pockets,” he said.
“There are a variety of business activities we start by securing some of these monies but before the government can release these funds, this training is essential to get our kombuk (minds) right first before we can access money to commence our projects.”
Hevu also acknowledged the youths who were among the mothers that graduated adding that he will make sure that funds are also made available to potential young men to start small businesses when he gets back into his chair after the election.
“This training is valuable because commerce officers who are being paid by the government to assist small people like you with business interests are now making side money from them by charging K500 for business proposals and K25 ILG registration forms,” Hevu said.