THE Kundiawa-Gembogl electorate and PNG Kickboxing have come together in a joint initiative, to address social issues through sports, an initiative by MP Joe Mek Teine, under his youth development programme and ongoing district development plan.
Teine yesterday, presented a cheque for K36,000 to Kickboxing president Stanley Nandex while confirming that Kundiawa would be hosting the international kickboxing showdown, the Mt Wilhelm Track One Cup.
The showcase, initially set for tomorrow has been deferred to Dec 19.
It is one of the biggest sporting events in Kundiawa, attracting professional fighters from overseas to grace the ring.
“On behalf of the 52,000 people of my electorate and Simbu province, I am proud to make this commitment for sports in Simbu,” Teine said.
He said the initiative was through his belief of human development through sport.
He acknowledged that kickboxing was well-established in the province and that the showcase would be an opportunity for the people.
“It is through sports that good character, discipline, human development and becoming better citizens come,” Teine said.
Nandex thanked Teine and his office for the initiative.