Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has launched several projects at Karkar Island, inthe Sumkar electorate of Madang Province.
These projects were initiated bythe local MP Ken Fairwether andthe district administration.
This week Mr O’Neill ledthe delegation including Governor Jim Kas, Parliament Speaker Theo Zurenuoc and senior government ministers.
The Prime Minister officiated atthe launching ofthe Sumkar District Five Year Development Plan andthe ground breaking for a township atthe Dogowan plantation, storage wharf for containers, Karkar hospital, and a Catholic Agency School.
Mr O’Neillthen openedthe new Karkar Secondary School hall named after Ken Fairwether. He also donated one thousand chairs.
He toldthe gtheringthe government will continue to priorit’se in education, providing education for all.
“Education has become our number one priority of this government… Our aim is to educate every child so thatthey havethe opportunity to live and work inthe country and build our country,” saiPM :’Neill.
The local MP Mr Fairwether saidthese projects will bring significant benefits tothe communities.
The islanders were happy asthe projects would sustainthem.
Mr O’Neill also visited various project sit’s including; Kulili, and handed over cocoa seedlings to farmers funded bythPNG Sustainable Development Programme.
The National Government throughthe Prime Minister’s Office will also allocate 15 million kina to subsidise cost of cocoa and copra cost.
PM 😮 Ltheran Synod
Meantime, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill committed 500 thousand kina for the Ltheran synod, which will be held on Karkar Island in Madang Province next year.
This coincided with his visit tothe island recently where he presented cocoa seedlings to farmers to rehabilitatetheir cocoa farming activities.
The Prime Minister commendedthe Ltheran Church for playing a significant role in development.
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