Morobe delivers K11mil in infrastructure grants


THE Morobe government, on Monday, delivered more than K11.7 million in infrastructural grants to all secondary and high schools and technical vocational education training (Tvet) institutions in the province.
A total of 41 schools from the nine districts were the beneficiaries to the school infrastructure development grant from the provincial government where each school received its share.
During the cheque presentations at the Lae Secondary School, the provincial government also presented three new vehicles to inspectors of secondary, primary and Tvet schools.
Governor Ginson Saonu said strict guidelines for tenders of development for each recipient school would be in place and a working committee would check on funds used by the schools.
“Going forward, this funding support will be made a policy to be budgeted annually for all schools in the next decade which will be in line with the Morobe government’s Kundu Vision 2048,” he said.
Immanuel Lutheran High School bursar Phillip Buseng, when receiving his school’s share, said the school had never received such assistance from either the government or other stakeholders.
“This is the first time in the history of this school that we have received such a funding,” he said.
“After 40 years of its establishment, the school finally received such financial assistance from the provincial government.”
The Morobe government presented a total of K11,745,380.59 in cheques to the schools.