Kondra sponsors chemistry student

Normal, Papua

The National – Monday, July 4th 2011

 NORTH-Fly MP Boka Kondra has given  K9,800 to Lington Kromnong, a honours chemistry student at the University of Papua New Guinea for his tuition fee.

Kondra said he foresaw the future of his electorate as not depending on the Ok Tedi gold mine but in the minds of the young elites from the area. 

“I see education as a valuable tool in the development of my electorate and province,” he said, adding his sponsorship was the beginning of a new scheme that would continue next year.

Prof Tapul Rali, Kromnong’s lecturer in chemistry and research supervisor,  said Kromnong was studying a leaf called Drimys Piperita to analyse its chemical formation and extract a chemical known as drimenol.

Rali said the chemical had potential in the manufacture of medicines and aromatics.