The National, Monday 08th April, 2013
MORE than 60 students from the Madang Students Association at the University of Papua New Guinea witnessed the presentation of a K32,000 cheque by Madang MP Nixon Duban last week.
The amount will not necessarily cover all the members’ fees as it is selectively for those who are in desperate need.
“I want you all to understand that the district services improvement programme (DSIP) funds are mostly for infrastructures, so it takes a lot of guts for members to convince their dignitaries to make a decision in your favour,” Dubai said.
“This money is meant for the province so since you are part of the province, I have decided to spend it on you.
“Because of poor planning by the joint district planning and budget priority committees, our members cannot fully support us 100%.”
He challenged the students to commit themselves to their studies and avoid being exploited by failed politicians.
“Desperate people try to make it into power and when unsuccessful, they use students to put up a fight with the government.
“Do not paint yourselves with mud and march to the Parliament; do not be vehicles for idiots who have no idea as to how to run this country.”