University students clean town

The National, Monday July 18th, 2016

MADANG students from the University of Papua New Guinea held a major clean up around Madang as part of the town beautification programme last week.
The 50 students from all over the province were flown home last Tuesday after Madang provincial government purchased plane tickets for them.
The student were joined by students from Tusbab Secondary School and a few members of the public when they began collecting rubbish from Madang provincial government yard, along Tusbab Beach and the town’s central business centre.
Spokesman Henry Norrie-Maim said the students wanted to contribute in cleaning the town since they could not attend classes after the termination of their academic year.
“We want to take ownership of our town by cleaning up so that it could look like before in its glory days,” Norrie-Maim said.
The students were divided into district groups and cleaned around their districts’ PMV stops in town.
The Madang urban council assisted them with disposal bags.