New hall for people with disabilities

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THE PNG Rehabilitation Centre at Hohola, NCD, will have a proper conference hall that would be of great benefit to the people with disabilities, thanks to three major sponsors that have come good with donations.
The conference centre is interlinked with other units such as mini-office, conference room and a hauswin (open-air room) that would cater for people with disabilities, especially wheel-chair confined people.
Chairman of PNG Rehabilitation Centre Brown Kapi thanked the three major sponsors Dulux Paint, Home Guard Quarries and Hebou Constructions Ltd for their assistance both in kind and cash.
Mr Brown said the sponsors had responded well by giving more than what he had asked for in terms of assistance the centre had received and is receiving.
The centre has received mainly paints, bricks and heavy machineries from Dulux Paint, Home Guard Quarries and Hebou Constructions.
He said assistance from the three major sponsors was an ongoing thing, stating that they (sponsors) were continually providing assistance when asked for.
“The purpose of setting up such a facility is to have a decent structured building to bring people with disabilities and community as a whole including Government officials together to remove barriers,” he said.
He said once the facility was completed, it would give a major face-lift to disabled people.
Mr Brown, who is a paraplegic person himself, said the project was merely an initiative of disabled persons to establish a facility so that they could manage and run their own affairs.
He also commended NCD Governor Powes Parkop for his part in recognising and giving assistance in their plight. 
He said the facility would be run by disabled persons themselves.
“When project is completed, sponsors will be awarded with certificates of appreciation during the opening,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hebou Construction Plant Hire supervisor Tom Mahuru and Home Guard Quarries marketing manager Konrad Bautista said they were happy to assist and would not hesitate to continue in the future.
However, Dulux Paint was not present during the presentation for comments.