THE church of Jesus Christ for the Latter-day Saints in Port Moresby has come to the aid of the cholera and dysentery victims in Morobe province by donating soap and water containers worth more than K56,625.
The mission president of PNG and the Solomon Islands, Meliula Fata, said in a statement that the church was obliged to assist because some members of the church could be affected by the cholera and dysentery outbreak.
He said the church spent K8,775 at Papindo Trading Company on 15,000 bars of soap and K47,850 at K.K. Kingston for 1,500 containers for people to store clean drinking water.
The church’s country welfare manager Desmond Bundu said these two items were badly needed and the church “simply complied with the request”.
“The church tries to assist its neighbours as we are all commanded to help by our Maker,” he said.
Mr Bundu said he would be assisting Mr Fata next week when they travel to Lae to present the Morobe Disaster Committee with the items.
“Right now, the money is in their respective bank accounts but will wait for us to do the presentation,” he said.
The assistance comes after a long dialogue between the church’s area authority in New Zealand.