The National, Friday November 1st, 2013
By ELLEN TIAMU
SITE preparations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s National Women’s conference in Boana, Morobe, next year are well underway.
Around 2,000 women delegates from the church’s 70 districts throughout the country are expected to attend the conference that will run through the independence week in September.
Bishop in charge of the Boana district, Tauke Samale said locals around Boana and Morobe are expected to take the number up to 10,000 for the weeklong meeting.
He said the event is a highlight for women in the church and all issues regarding women, families, health, crime as well as bible studies will be discussed at the meeting.
Samale said groundwork has begun with roads around Boana station, the meeting venue, being upgraded and work has started on accommodation for guests and attendees.
Nawaeb MP, Gisuwat Siniwin is allocating K500,000 with Morobe Governor Kelly Naru pledging the same amount towards the conference.
Siniwin has made a contribution of K100,000 towards initial work on roads, buildings.
Samale said Naru had indicated a sum of K200,000 this year but funding has yet to be cleared by the provincial administration.
“As soon as that money is released we could get other projects on course such as the building of the Boana Technical School which will be used for accommodation,” he said.
He said plans for the new school were still before the provincial tenders board for approval.