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Middle Fly District Development Authority (MFDDA) and Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) as a way forward in strengthening the Public and Private Partnership program in service delivery for Western Province.

Member for Middle Fly District Maso Hewabi, Chairman of the MFDDA, reached out to OTDF to partner in service delivery to help Middle Fly communities.

The signing complimented with a presentation of K500,000 to OTDF to manage on behalf of the Middle Fly communities. These funds will specifically be used for education support.

A further K500, 000.00 will be provided in early 2025 to fulfil a one million kina funding arrangement approved by the Middle Fly DDA board, for projects in key focus areas of health, education, livelihood and agriculture, WaSH, Infrastructure development and Economic and Social programs in the district.

MP Hewabi expressed his determination to make a difference, highlighting key priorities in his district.

“OTDF is a reputable organisation that our government wants to partner with to deliver services to the Middle Fly communities,” MP Hewabi stated.

Additionally, the government member shared his plans for the newly established Middle Fly District and outlined the constraints and challenges faced by his government. The partnership with OTDF is a means to address these challenges and effectively deliver much-needed services to the communities.

The first secretary, Mr Stanley Petrus, expressed gratitude towards the work being undertaken by OTDF in the Fly River corridor and said to maintain this partnership for the development of the Middle Fly District.

OTDF CEO Havini Vira expressed appreciation for a DDA other than the North Fly, partnering with OTDF.

“It’s milestone recognition for OTDF as a development stakeholder in the province,” Havini said.

The usage of funds received will be governed by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Middle Fly District Development Authority (DDA) and OTDF.

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