Central Province Governor, Kila Haoda, was in the Abau District this week, campaigning for an educated, healthy and God-fearing Central Province.
He expressed concern about the large numbers of grade 8, 10 and 12 school leavers who hang around in the villages after exiting the formal education system.
Central Governor, Kila Haoda, and wife Lepapa, visited the Abau villages of Kapari and Gavuone this week as part of his campaign rally.
He was accorded with a warm welcome from the local people and his supporters. He shared his vision for the Central Province and how he wanted the province to progress in the next 5 years.
“I have a vision, that we must be well educated, we must be health, but based upon Christian principles. That is my vision for Central Province. We must build a new Central Province in Papua New Guinea.”
Governor Haoda initiated the tertiary school fee assistance program and the overseas study scholarships. However, regarding the high number of school drop outs in the Province, Mr Haoda said depending on the availability of funding, he would like to establish technical and vocational centres in each district.
He told people that unlike other provinces in the country, Central Province does not have vast natural and mineral resources to generate strong internal revenue. He therefore urged people to focus on enhancing and equipping the human resource of the province and with advanced skills and knowledge vital to improve the livelihood of families.
Education will also provide our Province with key intellectuals like doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers to name a few to strengthen the pillars of development.