The National, Tuesday 31st January 2012
NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has allocated K30,000 to help Fisherman islanders build a new church on the island.
The fundraising was an initiative by Parkop and the Moukele (Hula) people of Fisherman Island.
The K30,000 was part of a K50,000 commitment Parkop made when he visited Fisherman Island last year.
Pioneer Fisherman Island settler Gia Iga said the construction the Moukele United church building would cost them K500,000 and so far they had raised more than K200,000.
Local events management company, Vaniti Ltd has been engaged by the islanders to help stage the fundraising event at Ela Beach’s International Education Agency College on March 10.
Before handing over a cheque for K30,000 to Vaniti Ltd managing director Vani Nades, Parkop appealed to all city residents, especially Hula people, to support the fundraising drive.
He said the purpose of the initiative was to raise money to build a new church for the islanders.
“I have never given too much money to church groups for buildings because there are many church buildings in our city but still the values Christianity has not transformed the city,” Parkop said.
Tickets for the fundraising will sell for K2,000 per table or K200 per head and those interested can contact Kila Dick on phone number 7692 6011 or Iga on 7662 3886.