Govt, church to work together, coordinator says

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013


A POLICY to facilitate closer working relations between the church and the government has been in place for the past 10 years but has not borne much fruit, a provincial youth coordinator says.

Robert Williong, chairman of the Morobe Provincial Youth Council, said the government produced policy after policy and idea after idea but these had never filtered down to the people who needed them most. 

A one-day conference organised by the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion was held yesterday to gauge views from church representatives, youth leaders and government representatives from the Mamose region on how best the government and churches could unite to deliver services.

Williong, who headed the Morobe youth council for 15 years, said it was all very well for the government to say it was allocating money for youths, churches, women and disabled people but for years there had been no tangible evidence to show that the money had reached the targeted citizens.