Court staff sell ribbons for World AIDS Day

National, Normal

The National, Monday 12th December 2011

KOKOPO courthouse staff have donated K100 to people living with HIV/AIDS in East New Britain.
They decided to commemorate the World AIDS Day, which fell on Dec 1, by buying a roll of red ribbons and selling them at K1 each.
She said the growing number of court cases regarding HIV/AIDS in the New Guinea Islands prompted the staff to take the fight against HIV/AIDS seriously.
She said they sold the ribbons to servants in public and private sectors, fellowship groups and communities and raised about K100.
She said although it was not a big amount, it should go a long way in addressing the disease in the province and the country.
She said it was the best they could do in a small way in addressing HIV/AIDS.
The money will go into the AIDS victims account to help them in promoting a positive lifestyle.
HIV ambassadors Kenso John and Paul Madau were accompanied by provincial HIV counsellor Veronica Gorop to the Kokopo court house yesterday to receive the donation.
They thanked the staff of Kokopo court house for supporting them in the fight against HIV/AIDS.