By GERALDINE VILAKIVA
BUGANDI Secondary school recently received the keys to the first of its renovated staff houses.
The renovation work took two months to complete and was done by six youths and a supervisor from the City Mission at an estimated cost of K30,000 – all paid for by PNG Ports Corporation.
According to Tommy Yep, project coordinator for PNG Ports at the school, the renovation of the staff houses were part of the corporation’s tidal basin project.
“Under this project, the corporation is looking at renovating two staff houses at a time, one has been completed and other set to commence soon,” he said.
This is one of many programmes that was initiated under the partnership between the school and the corporation.
“The other programmes include the sponsoring of two students from Bugandi to study at the PNG Maritime College this year and the donation of sports uniforms to the school,” Mr Yep said.
Acting Lae Port manager, Mathias Geoctau, said the new partnership between the corporation and the school is a very good initiative and attributed it to the CEO of the corporation, Brian Riches.
Sigfried Usu, a practical skills and maths teacher, is one of the new residents.
He said he plans to move in over the weekend.