Water projects worth K2.4mil to start soon


WORK on 23 water supply projects costing K2.428 million will soon start in Morobe’s Tewae-Siassi.
Tewae-Siassi development authority (DDA) presented a cheque for a total cost of the projects to projects’ contractor Lutheran development services (LDS) on Friday.
Local MP Dr Kobby Bomareo said they had met early this year with LDS for the project but the Government process in approving the projects were slow and took almost a year to get the project off the ground.
Evangelical Lutheran church of PNG head bishop Rev Dr Jack Urame said partnership between the Government and the church was important in service delivery and “we will be accountable for every toea spent on the projects”.
“This money is for the purpose of changing the lives of the people and it will serve its purpose and we will compile a report for the Government,” he said.
“In such partnerships, if MPs use the church network to deliver, I think they will achieve so much.
“We are serving the same people and let us shoulder the burden together and make sure the people are happy.
“The church alone cannot address all the problems.
“It is through collaboration and partnership that we can change the lives of our people.
“If such partnerships are forged nationwide, we will reduce the sufferings of the people.”
Dr Urame assured Bomareo that the projects would be carried out properly with honesty, especially when dealing with Government resources.
LDS secretary Bonny Keoka said planning, feasibility studies and designs for the projects were completed and “we are ready to start work”.
He said four to five teams would be working on the projects and “we hope to complete work before the end of this year”.