Working in partnership for Pomio

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POMIO MP Elias Kapavore has described an investor in agriculture in the district as a “key partner” following the launching of six projects worth K3 million in Pomio on Friday.
Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group subsidiary Gilford Limited, the operator of an oil palm in Pomio district of East New Britain, built a church, school library, grandstand, basketball court and two bridges at Lau in the West Pomio-Mamusi local level government area.
The projects were handed over to the people on Friday.
Kapavore thanked Gilford Limited for the partnership.
He told the people “we have an important partner”.
“We can have many partners but they have to be genuine and we believe that we have a partner (Gilford Ltd) which is willing to assist us. Today, we are witnessing six projects fully funded by our partner,” he said.
“No toea from the Government.”
“When our Government is faced with financial constraints, we have to look at working with our partners. We must continue to support this partnership.
“We still owe our partner (Gilford Ltd) some money, but they went ahead and did projects despite the outstanding money we haven’t paid in full.
“That’s the partner the Government wants to work with in Pomio.
“Pomio has 119 wards and is the biggest in East New Britain. It will take three to four months to visit all the wards.”
Kapavore thanked the people for their understanding and for offering their land for community projects.