DOMARA village in the Abau district of Central province was given K92,000 last week to boost its health and education rehabilitation projects.
Local MP, Deputy Prime Minister Sir Puka Temu visited Domara last Thursday and gave the money to the district ward member Helen Gimo, witnessed by more than 2,000 villagers.
From this, more than K53,000 will be used to buy building materials for a double classroom, K23,000 to rehabilitate the aid post and the rest for logistics and labour costs.
Sir Puka said the allocation of K10 million and a further K4 million to the 89 districts of PNG was the best way forward for districts.
“Because of the K10 million, we can go to the Joint District Budget Priority Committee to seek funding for such projects,” Sir Puka said.
“We are living in the 21st century and I believe we can move forward to the next level as this is evident with the latest developments seen in Abau,” Sir Puka said, referring to the expansion of the mobile phone coverage and the installation of EMTV services.
“The important thing is that funding by the Government is getting bigger and going to the rural districts,” he said.
Sir Puka also launched five solar street lights for the village as part of the solar power lights pilot project currently underway.
The project was officially launched in Kwapeupa Kelerakwa village in the Aroma Coast in April this year and has extended to Maopa and Baramatta villages.