28th August, 2014 – Port Moresby: Digicel PNG Foundation’s public-private partnership efforts continue to gain momentum and overcome topographic and demographic challenges to deliver much needed education and health services to rural, remote communities in Papua New Guinea. The newest Member of Parliament to partner with Digicel PNG Foundation is Honourable Daniel Mona, Member for Goilala. MP Mona presented the Digicel PNG Foundation with a K 100,000 cheque today which is counterpart funding for education and health projects in Kerau Village of the Goilala District in Central Province. Mr Mona expressed his gratitude to Digicel PNG Foundation for working in partnership with him to bring these important services to the people of Goilala, in particular Kerau Village. He said, “Kerau Village is a no-go zone with a high rate of criminal activities. It is a very challenging area to access, because of the treacherous terrain and is only accessible by helicopter. I acknowledge and thank the Digicel PNG Foundation for taking on the challenge. These new infrastructure will benefit 6 to 8 thousand people in my district and will be my independence gift to my people.” Chief Executive Officer of Digicel PNG Foundation, Beatrice Mahuru, thanked the Member for his contribution. “Digicel PNG Foundation is pleased to partner with the Member for Goilala. This is again, another example of the private-public partnership coming together to deliver results and working to achieve our development goals together,” Mahuru said. Digicel PNG Foundation is building steel kit classrooms and aid posts in Kerau village.