Henganofi donates food to Port Moresby residents

Seventh-day Adventist Church Central Papua Conference Adventist community service members distributing food at the conference headquarter in Ela Beach, Port Moresby. – Picture courtesy of Ps Aki PawA

THE people of Henganofi in Eastern Highlands donated vegetables to the Supportim Wantok Foundation (SWF) which was distributed in Port Moresby last week, a church official says.
The foundation is an initiative of the Prime Minister James Marape launched on April 23, which brought together the National Capital District Commission, churches in Port Moresby and rural farmers to help the hungry and unfortunate during the state of emergency.
Foundation chairman Ps Aki Pawa said hearing of the need in Port Moresby, the Adventist community service in Henganofi led a free will food donation drive.
He said the Seventh-day Adventist church members, including everyone in the villages brought together food, especially kaukau (sweet potato) and banana which they had in surplus.
“A total of 405 bags of kaukau were shipped down to Port Moresby from Lae,” he said.
Ps Aki said the first container was received six weeks ago and the other three were received last week.
He said the local Central Papua Conference distributed the food.
“The food was distributed into four groups according to the four districts of NCD. Various churches then collected the food and distributed it in their communities.”
He thanked the people of Henganofi for their kind gesture.