MP demands K6 million for schools

National, Normal

The National – Wednesday, December 8, 2010

OBURA-WONENARA MP John Boito will not easily give up the fight to recoup K6 million released for his district under the Rehabilitation Education Sector Infrastructure (Resi).
He said out of the money, K2 million to rehabilitate school infrastructure for Tairora High School was still going through the process with Finance and Treasury Department which he was confident of collecting for the school.
Some K4 million to rehabilitate the run-down Aiyura National High School had been squandered by the contractor who was contracted to do the job.
“I will not stop fighting, I will get the full K2 million for Tairora High School to carry out much needed maintenance and keep the school running,” Boito told parents, teachers and students during the school’s 12th annual graduation last Wednesday.
He revealed that he would get the K6 million for the two higher learning institutions in his remote district but corruptions at Waigani had denied him.
Boito earlier helped to build two classrooms for the school and has presented a K40,000 worth of 25KVA generator to the school yesterday.
He thanked the people of Kobuta, Norikori and Norenda villages for respecting the school and encouraged them to maintain the support to the school.
Boito, however, challenged 82 Grade 10 students that passed out to work hard as this was only a beginning of a new era for them and reward their parents who support them in the end.
“If you want to find success in life, you have to work very hard as nothing is free these days, you will compete with other Papua New Guinea students,” Boito said.