Tribe receives power supply, classroom

A singsing group participating in the 46th Independence Day anniversary celebrations at Mt Kuta coinciding with the opening of a K4 million project funded by the Government under Hagen MP William Duma for the Kopi tribe. It was delivered to them as an Independence anniversary gift last week. – Nationalpic by ELIAS LARI

A TRIBE in Western Highlands witnessed the delivery of a K4 million project, including power supply, in their community as an Independence anniversary gift from the Government and Hagen MP William Duma.
The Kopi tribe at Mt Kuta was overwhelmed after witnessing Duma launch the projects comprising electricity and a double classroom with toilets and bathroom facilities at Mt Kuta Primary School on anniversary day.
Duma, who is Minister for State Enterprise, also gave more than K800,000 to the tribe to continue to extend power supply to its entire population.
Duma said communities that had good leadership and discipline deserved such projects.
He said it was a gift to the people because they had been working to achieve it.
Duma said the gifts were important for the community because they would lead to changes.
“I cannot give you money but I will provide the opportunity for you,” he said.
“There are many ways that you can make use to earn benefit.”
Duma urged his people of the Hagen electorate to make use of the opportunities because they lived in the city and had many chances.
“You can venture into the hospitality industry or start a business in Mt Hagen because this is the third city and we have people coming from all over the country,” he told them.