By GABRIEL FITO
ST JOSEPH Tumurau Primary School in the hinterlands of Turubu, last week, received K70,000 from the Wewak joint district planning and budget priorities committee (JDPBPC) for the construction of a double classroom.
Turubu local level government president David Kausik made the presentation at the school last Wednesday in the presence of JDPBPC deputy chairman and Boikin Dagua LLG president James Haurom, Wewak LLG president Francis Hevu and Angoram LLG president Ken Charles.
The presentation followed a prior commitment made by ousted Wewak MP Jim Simatab when he was the chairman of the Wewak JDPBPC.
Speaking during the presentation, Kausik urged parents to work in partnership with the government by providing raw materials like sand, timber and labour in order for the project to reach a successful completion.
Haurom, who gave the keynote address, called on the school’s board of management to utilise the money with transparency and accountability so that there would be no reports of misuse of school funds.
Haurom, who is also the provincial education chairman, said he would be pushing for an audit to be carried out in all schools throughout the province to promote prudent financial management in all educational institution.
Catholic education secretary Patrick Karum thanked the Wewak JDPBPC for their support towards education in the district adding that the support was to compliment his effort in giving all agency schools a major facelift.
He said under the school learning improvement plan (SLIP), everyone including parents, were encouraged to work together in order to achieve its objectives.