by Delly Waigeno – EM TV, Port Moresby
The Gumine District Authority in the Simbu Province is determined to empower its people and engage them in agriculture and other macroeconomic activities for development.
Following on from a Memorandum of Understanding signed in March this year, the District is committed to fund the Ward Intervention roll-out.
CEO of the Gumine District Authority, Christopher Kiayal, handed over a cheque of over K1.6 million to the Nationwide Microbank, through subsidiary MiBank, who will deliver financial services to the people.
The Gumine District Authority CEO, Christopher Yiayal, presented the K1.63 million cheque to Managing Director of MiBank, Tony Westaway, yesterday in Port Moresby.
The money is from the 2013/2014 District Support Improvement Program (DSIP) funding to the Ward Development Committee in Gumine District, through the Nationwide Microbank.
The Nationwide Microbank, trading as MiBank, will deliver financial services to the people. New Group passbook accounts will be opened for all Ward Development Committees.
This will allow for each of the wards to access the funds to undertake micro-projects in their respective LLG’s.
MiBank Managing Director, Tony Westaway, said the bank was glad to assist.
Mr Kiayal said appropriations will also be made in the 2015 DSIP Funds through to 2017, to enable a sustainable ward intervention program. He said this is the blue print that will move Gumine forward in terms of development.