The National, Wednesday 19th September 2012
By LEONNIE WAYANG-SEVUA
REPRESENTATIVES of the Nipa-Kutubu Students Association at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology have thanked their local parliamentarian who helped them to celebrate the Independence Day anniversary over the weekend.
Nipa-Kutubu MP Pesap Jeffrey Komal had committed K2,000 to enable students to travel to their home province to acquire traditional attire to use during the
Association president Daniel Evekone, a third-year mining engineering student, acknowledged Komal’s commitment, saying past leaders had failed to support them.
Final-year forestry science student Kingston Habon said the association had not been supported by prominent members in their electorate.
“Part of his (Komal) policies was to support and raise the standard of human resources and we are seeing a unique leadership where he has fulfilled that,”
Habon, who is vice-president of the association, urged Komal to continue with the commitments he had made to his people.
Association treasurer and final-year accounting student Rodman Komep thanked Komal for making the trip back to their electorate possible to get their costumes.
“He has made it possible for us to showcase and promote our culture by giving us the money. We are grateful for his support and look forward to working with him,”