By TONY PALME
AUSTRALIAN High Commissioner Bruce Davies says Australia will work closely with Enga to develop its human resource through education.
Davies and his delegation from the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby were thrilled by the warm welcome from Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, Enga provincial government staffs and performances by the local dancers.
Davies and his team received at Tomba, border of Western Highlands and Enga, last Wednesday.
The visitors said they were amazed that Enga is a beautiful province and a very unique that it has only one dialect which enabled people to preserve their culture and not being distorted by outside influence.
Davies travelled to Sopas Nursing College last Thursday and joined Sir Peter in inspecting facilities at the school.
He did the groundbreaking for the school’s girls’ dormitory and dining hall which the Australian Government funded at a cost of K4.3 million and the provincial government funded K2.4m boys’ dormitory.
Davies congratulated Sir Peter for his excellent leadership and insight into developing the human resource of the province by being the model province in promoting education for children.
“This won’t be the last time that high level Australian delegates will be here,” Davies said.
“We will continue to work very closely with the provincial government and the action governor in his visionary efforts to develop the province to keep on par with the rest of the country.”
Sir Peter thanked the Government and people of Australia for the massive investment in education projects in Enga and PNG.
Bruce was then escorted into the Enga Cultural Centre ‘Take Anda’ (Home of Value) where he was lectured on Engan culture and history by the director Akii Tumu and staff.
By TONY PALME