by Quinton Alomp – EM TV, Port Moresby
Education remains the number one priority for Enga province.
Wabag MP, Robert Ganim, says the province is taking the lead in investing in human resource.
With many schools around the country struggling to accommodate students and teachers, schools in Wabag district are fortunate that progress has been made to improve education infrastructures.
Shortage of classrooms and teacher’s houses has been an issue faced by many schools nationwide.
In Wabag district, education maintains its record as a priority.
With government’s free tuition fee policy that results in students overcrowding in classrooms, the leading province in the education sector has invested greatly in school’s infrastructures.
In Wabag electorate, local MP, Robert Ganim, has shifted responsibility for building new classrooms, teachers houses and aidposts to parents and community.
Empowered by sixteen brand new sawmills, five chainsaws and a sum of K3 million, parked at the Hardware, the MP wants to see parents taking responsibility in milling their timbers and build infrastructures.
Yesterday, a big ceremony was held in Wabag town where these sixteen sawmills and five chainsaws were given to each tribe to manage.
K1 million from DSIP funds was used to purchase the equipment. Another K3 million was paid to Hardware, for schools and health centres to get building materials.
While other schools in the country desperately need infrastructures, Wabag is managing the additional K5 million on the original K10 million DSIP funds to invest in health and education.