By Meriba Tulo – EMTV, Port Moresby
Chairman of Ok Tedi Mining Limited, Sir Moi Avei, says Papua New Guinea must continue investing in education if it wants a better future.
He made this call when speaking at the opening of brand new classrooms and teachers’ units at the Tabubil Elementary School, jointly funded by OTML and the national government.
Sir Moi reminded those present of the importance of investing in PNG’s greatest asset – human resource.
He commended the previous board of OTML, as well as former CEO & MD, Nigel Parker, for having the foresight in investing in the education of children within Tabubil.
As a sign of gratitude, the teachers’ units were named “Parker Units”.
The classrooms were funded by the national government at a cost of K1.8 million; these funds deducted from OTML dividend payments, whilst the teachers’ units were funded by OTML at a cost of K2.7 million.