Businesses in Gulf urged to help schools


BUSINESS houses operating in Gulf, especially Kikori, have been urged to work with the district and provincial administrations to keep the education institutions operating.
Kikori District Development Authority chief executive officer Tars Sauka yesterday handed over K13,000 worth of food to the Kikori Secondary School.
This was part of a K40,000 commitment by the authority and the provincial administration to feed boarding students.
The food is expected to last two weeks.
“While we are working on releasing the balance of the money committed to the school, I am calling for corporate sponsors to help children in schools,” he said.
He said schools such as Ihu High and Don Bosco Technical needed computer laboratories.
“Our children are the future so please help us fund their learning and wellbeing.”
Companies operating in Gulf are Oil Search Ltd, ExxonMobil PNG Limited and Total SA.
Meanwhile, Sauka said the authority chaired by MP Soroi Eoe is prioritising education this year.
It will upgrade infrastructure in schools.
The provincial government has a similar commitment to lift the standard of education in the province.

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