The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013
THE State on Wednesday gave K4 million to Youth With a Mission, a voluntary-based medical team providing health services to Western and Gulf.
National Planning and Monitoring Minister Charles Abel handed over the cheque to YWAM Papua New Guinea patron Sir Rabbie Namaliu in Port Moresby last Wednesday.
The money will help in buying a new vessel for YWAM’s outreach programmes and services to expand to other coastal and remote areas in Central, National Capital District, Milne Bay and Northern.
Abel said the cost of the vessel was K18 million. He will arrange for help to secure the outstanding amount.
The money was obtained from the social development programme under the Church-State partnership.
“There is K14 million short in purchasing the new vessel,” he said.
“We will be talking to the Australian government under this church-state partnership and aid programme to see how the aid package can be broadened to assist this cause.
“I thank the YWAM team for assisting the PNG Government in delivering the much-needed health services to the remote parts of Gulf and Western.
“I acknowledge YWAM because of the team’s passion to share or give and for providing service on a voluntary basis,” Abel said.