PNG LAWMAKER PASSES OUT CHECKS TO CHURCHES

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$55,000 handed to Lutherans, Word of Faith

By Franco Nebas PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, July 10, 2011) – Papua New Guinea government checks valued at more than PGK200,000 [US$44,000]

were delivered last week by Forest Minister and Nawaeb MP Timothy Bonga for various projects in his electorate.

Mr Bonga handed over the cheques during the official opening of Wana Primary School in Boana last Friday.

Mr Bonga told the people that a leader should have knowledge of government systems where services can flow to them easily.

"Having a good working relationship with the government and knowing how its system works makes it easier for government services to flow down to the people," he said.

Mr Bonga handedpg PGK10,000 [US$4,350] as a financial help to the Word of Faith Church women fellowship group to travel to Port Moresby.

He also gave K10,000 Wain Mama Village Birth Attendance (VBA), K10,000 to Finongan Community Development Association to host the annual Erap cultural show and K5,000 to Gumbum Lutheran Church for a new church building.

On Saturday, Mr Bonga handed over K20,000 to Sindip Cyclist Cleaners towards the upgrading of Seken Seven sports field and K30,000 to Taleem Ping Women’s Cultural Group as financial help to travel to New Zealand.

He also presented K5,000 to Gobari Lutheran Church for the completion of the church building and K5,000 to Kamkumung Geyamsao (women) for a Community Hall Building.

Other commitments and projects include Lanakapi Lutheran Primary School (K10, 000), Lae Secondary School (K10,000), Buimo Road Primary School (K10,000), St Andrew and Martin Luther Seminary (K10,000), Labuta Fisheries Association (K10,000), Laulu Primary School (K10,000), JDP &BPC Church representative (K10,000), women (K10,000), and Community representative (K10,000) help for programs.

The funds were from the District Support Grant (Mem-ber’s discretinary component).

Meanwhile, Central Supply and Tenders Board Chairman Brian Kimmins, who was accompanying Mr Bonga to Boana, announced a commitment of K15 million by the national government to the construction a new Busu Bridge in Labuta LLG.

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