Maprik power plan boosted

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday June 26th, 2013


THE rural electrification programme in Maprik, East Sepik, has received a funding boost of K220,00 from local MP John Simon.

He presented the cheque yesterday to contractor Telemu Number 16 Ltd to provide and install eight full solar kits as an alternate power source for electrification programme. 

Simon also presented K50,000 cheque to the National Volunteer Service to honour an outstanding commitment made by former MP Gabriel Kapris.

He commended NVS for its contribution to the district, province and the country. 

Simon added: “I will also present cheques for school fee assistance to support students by subsidizing their tuition fees in universities and colleges. Under my chairmanship, Maprik JDP&BPC has allocated K200,000 and a K30,000 cheque would be presented tomorrow to Maprik students at the University of Papua New Guinea.

“I will travel to Lae next week to assist students at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology and the 

National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea.”

Telemu manager Willie Onnevagi said his company would work closely with Simon to deliver services to Maprik.