Hospitals get tools

Islands, Normal

The National, Tuesday July 2nd, 2013

 THE New Ireland Professionals Association (NIPA) has donated two new brush cutters to the Kavieng General and Namatanai Rural hospitals.

The donation is by New Irelanders working with Newcrest Mining Ltd and contractors.

They are maintaining a community obligation that started several years ago after king tides hit parts of the province, association president Wesley Taram said.

He said at the time they helped in providing cash, clothes and cooking utensils to Tanga islanders affected by king tides.

“In the later part of 2012, NIPA assisted to open two bank accounts with Bank South Pacific with K200 each for two dux students from the Matantiduk Primary Top Up School in Namatanai District,” he said.

Taram said the association members were passionate about sharing  their knowledge, experiences and skills from the mining industry to New Ireland communities.

“They are working on identifying needs of communities in the province and contributing in whatever way they can,” Taram said.