Nondugl gets postal services

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The National, Tuesday 29th November 2011

NONDUGL people in the newly-created Jiwaka province have a new Post PNG agent to provide mini-postal services.
The people used to travel to Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, to post their letters, send or receive money.
But the Post PNG agent, Max Koika, has provided 64 boxes to be rented by the people and government institutions.
Schools and churches in the LLG were the first ones to rent the boxes so that they do not have to travel to Mt Hagen to check their mail.
Koika said it was not easy to bring in cash services and he had spent more than K6,000 to bring the service to the people.
He said he wanted to become a Post PNG agent after watching people risking their lives by travelling long distances to check their mails or to send money to their relatives using the SMK in Mt Hagen.
He said the vital services was now provided at their doorstep.
He said people needed such services to keep in touch with their family members far away.
Koika also urged the people to help themselves in whatever ways possible and not depend too much on free handouts from the government.
He thanked the board and the management of Post PNG for recognising him as their agent.
He said it was a big change for the Nondugl people.