The National,Wednesday 07th December 2011
PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has given K4.2 million to schools in the lower Kagul area, in the Tambul-Nebilyer electorate of Western Highlands.
Before officially opening a double classroom at the St Paul and Peter primary school at Kiripia last Friday, in the lower Kagul area, O’Neill said education would be the key area the government would focus on to bring about change.
He said this support had come in line with the national government’s vision to give education priority.
O’Neill gave K10,000 to people who had taken part in traditional dances and arranging other activities.
Former Tambul-Nebilyer MP and privatisation minister Vincent Auali thanked O’Neill for the support to
he schools in the electorate.
He said this was a good step forward for the government as it introduced its free education policy.
Auali said the money would go directly to the schools to boost infrastructure developments.
He said the money
would be shared among all schools in the electorate and not only schools in lower Kagul.
He said 19 primary
schools and a high school
in the electorate would benefit.
Auali said his vision was to equip all schools in the electorate with classrooms and other equipment so that people could get benefits.
He thanked the government for giving priority to education and supporting schools in the electorate.