Member for Kainantu, Honourable Johnson Tuke and Digicel PNG Foundation are partnering to achieve development goals together in the area of education. Member Tuke presented a K100,000 cheque to Digicel PNG Foundation for counter-part funding for Pomasi Primary School’s double classroom project in Kainantu District of Eastern Highlands Province.
Digicel PNG Foundation works in some of the remotest areas of our country to bring essential services to our people in rural Papua New Guinea. I am pleased to be at the forefront of this Public Private Partnership with the Foundation as we work together to provide quality classrooms for students at Pomasi Primary School. This is the third time I am partnering with Digicel PNG Foundation having previously co-funded Yababi Primary School and Krufi Elementary School in 2013,” Member Tuke said.
Chief Executive Officer of Digicel PNG Foundation, Beatrice Mahuru, expressed gratitude towards the Member and his District Administration for their confidence in the Foundation.
“We sincerely thank the Member for his counterpart funding and assure him that Digicel PNG Foundation will fully utilise these funds to deliver and complete the Pomasi Elementary School in readiness for the 2016 academic year. We are pleased to progress the public-private partnership agenda of the government and are therefore grateful for the Member’s support. Partnerships are core to ensuring development goals are achieved together,” Mahuru said.
Digicel PNG Foundation has made a total investment of K 3million for 22 health and education projects in Eastern Highlands Province with K840,000 of this in Kainantu District alone.