Ikupu calls for NCDC funding

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday July 31st, 2013

 THE Motu Koitabu Assembly has planned projects but funding is an obstacle, chairman Miria Ikupu says.

In his second term, Ikupu told a media conference in Port Moresby the assembly had not been paid its monthly funding since last October. 

He said the funding that was promised to be released after the appointment of new chairman was still held up at the National Capital District Commission.

“Now they will have to fullfill their promise and release the funds,” he said.

“This is a new government and we want to bury the past and concentrate on delivering services to the Motu Koita people. We need these funds to provide these services.”

Ikupu said his priority budget was based on a hope programme, which stood for health, opportunity, peace and prosperity and education as his planned priorities. 

 “Since the National Government is providing subsidies for schools, I would want to concentrate on developing the infrastructure and physical cost of the school and introduce computers to primary schools.”