Minister spells out high impact projects for Lae

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday December 17th, 2013

 Lae MP and Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion Loujaya Kouza last week spelt out high impact projects for the district which have will be funded and rolled out early 2014.

Projects already locked in for funding allocation are:

  • District office and housing construction for public servants; 
  • community resource centres in all 23 wards;
  • improvements to school Libraries;
  • internet connection in selected primary and secondary schools; and
  • biometric registration rollout.

The community impact projects for Ahi local level government area in 2014 features a district office and 10 houses for public servants which will be funded by the Lae Joint District Planning and Budget Priority Committee for K500,000 each.

She said a submission has been presented to the Morobe provincial government to counter fund those two building projects for K600,000 and K500,000 respectively.

“By 2017 we should have built 40 houses for the district public servants,” Kouza said.

Community resources centres will be rolled out throughout the city starting in Butibam village, while the first six selected schools will be hooked up with internet through a K250,000 funding to Telikom PNG.

Another K200,000 has been paid to Triad Pacific to deliver books to schools and host trainings of teachers based on their areas of need.

The 2014 small to medium enterprise youth summit in Lae will get K250,000, which will cover the expense of getting seven Fijian trainers to train trainers within the different wards to specialise in one product which they can then train interested participants in their wards leading up to the summit.

Kouza said Lae district has already allocated an initial K100,000 to the 6th PNG Games host organising committee after their official request for K500,000 funding assistance from each of the nine MPs of Morobe.

“The balance of K400,000 will be paid in 2014,” she said.