More funds pouring in for EHP participants

Normal, Sports


TEAM Eastern Highlands continued to get financial support from local Members of the Parliament and business houses last Friday.
Eastern Highlands  Deputy Governor John Boito wished the provincial team to the 4th PNG Games the best with a sponsorship of K10,000 last Friday.
His contribution gave the team a political boost to win and have the chance to host the fifth games in 2011.
District administrator Eric Kaseng delivered the cheque to Team Eastern Highlands steering committee chairman John Gimiseve on behalf of the Obura-Wonenera MP, who was attending Parliament session in Port Moresby.
Clothing company, Labels Clothing Limited, owned by former Internal Security minister and Goroka MP Bire Kimisopa gave K 2,000 cash.
Boito said his office was happy to join the Government and colleague MPs from the province to throw their support behind the team.
He said the event had brought the sections of the community in the province together with elected leaders both provincial and national, local businesses and the public service.
“We are right behind to support the team in Port Moresby from the first day to the end to give our athletes confidence to win more medals and bid to host the games in 2011,” Boito said.
Steering committee chairman John Gimiseve thanked Boito and Labels Clothing for coming forward with the financial support.
He assured all supporters that the team would be very competitive and would  restore the lost pride as champions and founders of the PNG Games.
The team will be sending a strong contingent of 450 athletics.
The committee bought airline tickets for all the athletics, including technical officials and support staff last Friday.
The advance party leaves Goroka for Port Moresby this morning and first lot of participants fly out of Nazab airport on three specially arranged planes during the day.
The second batch leaves on Tuesday out of Nadzab while the remaining from Goroka tomorrow.
Eastern Highlanders in the National Capital District led by patron Noreo Beangke are expected to be out in numbers to welcome the contingent at the Jackson International Airport.