City authority gives K20,000 to churches


TWO churches in Papuan Compound, ward three of Lae urban local level government, were given K20,000 by the Lae city authority (LCA) last Sunday.
The money was part of LCA’s assistance programme to churches in the Morobe capital.
The churches were Lae United church and St Martin’s Catholic parish.
Lae MP John Rosso told The National that there were development programmes in the city for law and order as well as road and education infrastructure and the churches were also part of this initiative because of the important role they played in the communities in helping the city’s underprivileged youths and mothers.
“Through this church programme, we’ve assisted Lae United church and St Martin’s parish at Malaita Street following their letters requesting assistance to my office a year ago,” he explained.
“So, now, we have allocated taxpayers money to the two churches.”
Rosso said the programme would support more churches next week through similar presentations.
Lae United church chairman Totona Heni thanked Rosso and the LCA board member George Gware for making time available to visit the church.
Heni said his church would use their funding to buy a bus. St Martin’s parish representative Daniel Wombson also thanked Rosso.