The two Gold medal wins for Papua New Guinea in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games has triggered an overwhelming need to give the athletes a hero’s welcome.
Steven Kari and Dika Toua both hail from Central Province’s Hanuabada Village and have won a Gold Medal each both in their respective weightlifting divisions.
An initiative special fundraising committee has been set up by fellow Hanuabada villagers.
Today a wheel barrow push through the Hanuabada Village kick started fundraising activities.
Raymond Haoda, Chairman of the Welcoming Party or as they call it “Commonwealth Games Poreporena Welcome Home Group was to honor this proud moment not only for Hanuabada, Motu-Koitabuans and the country as whole.
A total of one thousand and seventeen kina, fifty five toea was raised. Chairman of the fundraising committee Raymond Haoda is urging other prominent Motu-Koitabuans to get involved, ensuring the athletes get what they deserve: a hero’s welcome.