PNG Defence Force’s Goldie River Training Depot outside of Port Moresby is in trouble with education and road infrastructure.
Its primary school classesave stopped for two weeks over stationaries; and its deteriorating road has seePMV fees soar to K3 (three kina).
Goldie Barracks located inthe outskirts of Port Moresby is part ofthe Central Province.
There have been commitments made bythe provincial government overthe years includingthe army; however, nothing has been done so far. The stretch of road from Laloki tothe barracks is in a horrible state.
Families of army officers residing inthe Goldie Berrack includingthe surrounding communities say it has been a prolonged problem and urged those responsible includingthe provincial government and works department to attend to it immediately.
The primary school is anther issue for the community here. Classes were stopped some two weeks ago becausethere are no stationary supplies for the students’
The staffs saythe school did not receive its subsidies fromthe education department because it did not submit its acquittal for last year’s subsidies.
A ten thousand kina cheque presented yesterday bythe Goilala MP Daniel Mona tothe school is said to address this issue.
The member was not aware of this problem. He said this fund was to assistthe school to educate more Goilala students’
Another ten thousand kina cheque was presented tothe Bemana Primary School to educate more Goilala students’rsquo;there.