The National, Wednesday June 26th, 2013
LAE district is bringing to fruition major projects at key institutions over the next few days.
Religion, Youth and Community Development Minister and Lae MP Loujaya Toni said yesterday that K600,000 in counter-funding by the district had been allocated to the Buimo jail to build a library and computer laboratory and purchase books, computers and accessories.
She said religious television station Alpha TV would also be made available to inmates at a cost of K300,000 and a health centre to cater for prisoners and warders was also being planned.
Toni said Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was expected to officiate at a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the building of a girl’s dormitory at the Polytechnic Institute.
She said the developments were part of a plan outlined for Police and Correctional Services (CS) departments in Lae.
But she said while the Correctional Services had co-operated with the Lae district administration, police had not, “which means projects earmarked for Bumbu barracks will not happen as yet”.
“They would have been cutting ribbons to their gymnasium, two three-bedroom duplexes and an elementary classroom but this will not happen because of their internal politics,” Toni said.