The money is yours, Bird tells victims of volcano


EAST Sepik Governor Allan Bird has made an assurance that all donations made to the Kadovar volcano relief fund will be spent on the victims.
The volcano erupted on Jan 5 and displaced the island’s 691 residents, with 500 of them living at a care centre at Turubu on the mainland.
On Tuesday, the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited gave K50,000 to the Kadovar volcano disaster relief.
Managing director Wapu Sonk handed over the cheque to Bird and Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs Secretary Dickson Guina.
“As a corporate citizen, KPHL has a social responsibility to all Papua New Guineans,” Sonk said.
Donations have been received from as far as the Philippines and Australia and Bird assures everyone that all the assistance will be directed to the disaster relief effort.
Bird said K2 million has been approved by the National Executive Council.
The National Gaming Control Board gave K150,000 and the East Sepik government K300,000.
Bird said there were three stages to go through – relief, resettlement and rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, the Rabaul Volcano Observatory said that volcanic activity was slowing down.

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