Walkabout scheduled for Haiti appeal

National, Normal

GOVERNOR-General Sir Paulias Matane will lead a fundraising walkabout for Haiti earthquake victims in Port Moresby tomorrow.
The  walkabout was organised by the PNG United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
PNG National Commission for Unesco acting secretary general Yori Yei said Sir Paulias would be walking from Hohola to the Sir John Guise Stadium with 22 PNG Tourism Authority staff and their spouses and 69 employees from the Office of Higher Education.
“The respective walks from the suburbs will be escorted by police from the furthermost suburbs along major drives converging towards the stadium,” Mr Yei said.
He said the suburbs were then required to count their respective takings and present them to Sir Paulias, who would give the donations to the Education Minister, who is the PNG Unesco chairman.
In meeting of commissioners yesterday, Mr Yei briefed and advised the National Commission on the preparations made to date for the fundraising, and sought further directives on the PNG Unesco Haiti appeal.
“Haiti is a member of Unesco. As a partner in the same family, PNG will respond to Unesco’s request for the UN Flash Appeal to cover humanitarian needs,” Mr Yei said.
“We appeal to Government bodies, private organisations and the public to support the walkabout for the Haiti earthquake victims.”