Successful fundraiser for radio station

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THE recently launched Christian radio station, G2 97.9 FM of Pacific Adventist University, received a long-term financial commitment of K10,000 for the next five years from a local security firm, Millennium Guards and Security Services (MGSS).
MGSS chairman and Kompiam-Ambum MP John Pundari made the commitment during a corporate fundraising dinner at Holiday Inn last Saturday by PAU while pledging an initial amount of K15, 000.
Mr Pundari, who was also the keynote speaker, said PAU was an outstanding tertiary institution, setting the pace of the highest standard and upholding a principle of ethics which was lacking in the public institutions.
“I am honoured to be part of the university and will remain committed to support it as member of the church,” he said.
“You have done very well and 2009 is a very special year in which G2 97.9 FM was born.
“It is time to blow the trumpet loud and wide for the nation in preparation for the soon coming of the Lord,” he said.
A similar sentiment was shared by Education Minister and Tari-Pori MP James Marape.
“I commend PAU for this milestone achievement.
“Let the broadcast network roll-out to Tari and rest of the country so that the contents of the broadcast programmes would help and prepare Christians for Christ’s return,” Mr Marape said and also pledged K30,000 on behalf of his people.
More than K200,000 was raised at the fundraiser with the highest amount being pledged by former politician Ben Micah with K70,000.