District adds K300,000 for relief response


THE KIKORI development authority has increased its funding by K300,000 from the initial K1.7 million allocated for the Covid-19 response programmes, flood relief and health infrastructure upgrades.
Local MP Soroi Eoe announced this during the supply of materials at a shipyard in Port Moresby yesterday.
The district committed K1.7 million towards the issues a couple of months ago.
Eoe who is Public Service Minister said there was so much to do that whatever was allocated was prioritised.
“Things have changed since, we have very little money, Kikori is a very poor district,” he said.
“All the basic infrastructure are completely run down, which we have inherited from the past and on top of that we have this particular Covid-19 situation that we have to also deal with.
“We have allocated nearly K300,000 and we have spread that across our three main hospitals and health centres.
“We have Kikori District Hospital, Kapuna and Baimuru hospitals, so for those three we have allocated K50,000 each and then to the rural health centres, – Karati in East Kikori, another K25,000 and then to Orokolo hospital another K25,000, Ihu rural health centre, another K25,000 and another health centre and few small ones in between.
“We have been communicating with our people on the ground in carrying out the programmes.”

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