Lae’s Huonville Primary opens K1.2 million classroom


HUONVILLE Primary School in Lae has opened its first modern fully furnished eight-in-one
classroom building worth K1.2 million.
This development came after two years since six of its classrooms were condemned by the district building board and fire service department in 2018.
Lae MP John Rosso said it was embarrassing that the classrooms in one of the biggest in the district schools with nearly 2,000 students were condemned.
He said with Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu, they helped the school with K100,000 and K50,000 respectively for temporary classrooms.
Meanwhile, Rosso’s proposal to the Lae city authority board for a permanent structure was approved, resulting in this senior classroom building to accommodate approximately 400 students, complete with desks and teachers’ offices.
Rosso said this project was funded from the K2 million education component under the district support initiative programmes.
He told students and surrounding community present for the official opening that this classroom building was a proof of prudent fund management.
“Our kids deserve the best they can get and our job as politicians and public servants is to provide that best for them,” he said.
“We, politicians, make the budget but the implementers are our public service and in the case of Huonville, the job is above par workmanship and I am very impressed.”
Rosso also presented two vehicles worth K98,000 each to the district education inspectors’ manager and the district administration.
He also committed to sourcing a few more funds to build another classroom.