Councillor seeks building assistance

The National, Thursday July 14th, 2016

A COUNCILLOR is seeking the assistance of business houses in Lae to complete construction of a staff house and a health centre at Ward Two.
Lae Ward Two Councillor Carol Yawing said the District Development Authority had approved funds for the health facility but had not released anything.
“I had to seek assistance from business houses to fund the construction of a health facility for the Ward Two areas,” Yawing said.
Funding has been received so far from Sir Bob Sinclair, the director of the Lae Builders and Construction Company, and business representative Nellie Mclay.
“I am still waiting for an additional K200,000 allocated for the fencing of the projects,” Yawing.
Yawing said the ward was at the centre of the city and needed a health centre. The residents have to travel to the Malahang and Butibam health centres to seek medical treatment.
She has drawn up a five-year development plan which includes a health centre, market, feeder roads and drainage systems.
Her problem is accessing funds.
Lae Builders and Construction supervisor Ben Eremas told The National that the construction of the health facility should be completed in two months depending on the weather.
“The health centre will consist of eight rooms,” Eremas said.
Lae DDA chief executive officer Robin Kali said they were waiting for the Government to pay outstanding district service improvement funds from the National Planning.
He said K20,000 was approved for the fencing of the health facility.