Rigo LLG gives K500 to school

Normal, Papua


A REMOTE elementary school in Central’s inland Rigo received its first government assistance from the local level government despite being an unregistered school and only into its second year. 
Ormand central ward six councillor Patrick Amau Kone said he had handed over a cheque for K500 from the LLG grants two weeks ago to assist Urigoro elementary school.
Kone said despite advised from LLG manager Omae Ivaha against handing the grant to an unregistered school, he went ahead because he was very concerned about the education of more than 30 children who attend the school.
He said the school was established last year and needed funding as it was not included in subsidy lists and assistance schemes like the basic education development programme (BEDP), which some schools in the ward received.
Kone also requested for the concerned education authorities to give a fair go to the school.
He added that inland Rigo was in need of basic government services and called on the LLG president to come out clear on what was going on and if the school could be registered quickly to provide the educational service.
Kone also claimed that the district support improvement programme (DSIP) funds did not trickle down to the 16 council wards.