The National, Tuesday 18th September, 2012
PNG Construction Ltd is the first company in Southern Highlands to support relief efforts for people affected by the recent floods and landslides there.
The company gave a cheque for K10,000 last Friday to assist the disaster relief programme.
The cheque was presented to the provincial administrator and disaster committee chairman Ungia Kembo and provincial disaster coordinator Martin Pat at Kiburu Lodge.
National Disaster Management office acting assistant director Andrew Oaego and manager Laso Mana witnessed the presentation.
“I want to take this time to thank PNG Construction for coming to the aid of the people as the first company in the province to provide assistance,” Kembo said.
“About 90,000 people have been affected and such donations will do a lot for my people.”
He said the disaster struck three weeks ago and they had been working to assess destruction.
“We cannot blame anyone because this is a natural disaster and everyone has to work together to help those people who have been affected.”
PNG Construction public relations officer Jack Wiru said they were happy to help the people.
“This company is here to stay and now it is sharing the pain of the people who have been affected.
“On behalf of the company and management, I would like to sincerely sympathise with the people who have been affected,” Wiru said.
“We must all come together and work hard to save more lives and property from facing further destruction in this time of disaster.”
The National Disaster Management office has given K500,000 towards the people who have been affected by the floods.