The National, Monday 20th May 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
THE Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP) has invested K184,000 to improve learning facilities at Menyamya Lutheran Primary School in Morobe.
Headmaster Mund Yalamu sought funding assistance in 2012, which resulted in K34,420 spent on a computer laboratory building equipped with five computers, 150 chairs and 25 tables.
This year, K150,000 was invested into the school water supply to cater for 570 pupils, including nearby Lutheran health centre and church.
Water supply materials including tuffa tanks, pipes, taps, nuts and bolts were purchased from Ples Hardware and Building Supplies, a nationally-owned company located at Kamkumung.
A community leader and local service provider Martin Lazarus was engaged to deliver the water supply materials.
However, the school needed another 15 computers, library books, four additional houses to cater for teachers and fencing to protect facilities against vandalism.
Yalamu praised the Menyamya joint district planning and budget priority committee under leadership of MP Benjamin Philip for approving K50,000 to assist.
The release of the funding depends on the meeting minutes being submitted to district treasury.
Yalamu also said the deteriorating road condition along the 95km stretch from Keto at Bulolo-Aseki border to Aseki Junction and to Menyamya made it difficult to deliver education and health materials.
He added that Philip and the JDP will soon launch the districts’ five-year project plan.