A remote village in the Central Province has received a new elementary classroom.
Governor Haoda and his wife were accompanied to Rabuka village by Deputy Governor Desmond Baira, Central Province Education Advisor, Philip Alu, and other members of the Central Provincial Government.
Rabuka is one of the smaller remote villages along the Magi Highway that comes under the Kairuku-Hiri District.
Hiri LLG President, Haoda Rogea,said small and remote communities like Rabuka village with a population of less than 1,000, rarely see developments like this. His government also contributed towards costs.
He said Kairuku Hiri with a population of over 121,000 (2011 Census) is too large and the financial resources are scarce, resulting in a lack of access to basic services for many remote communities.
Teacher in charge, Moris Iori, said the school was one of the many first elementary schools to be opened in Central Province in 1997 under the new education policy.
Classrooms were built with makeshift materials that had been destroyed by weather and termites. Rebuilding was too costly.
Governor Haoda encouraged the 30 plus elementary children to study hard for a better future.
Governor Haoda then presented a dummy cheque of K50,000 to the Rabuka United Reform Church, honouring a prior commitment.
He also presented sewing machines to the women’s fellowship, encouraging women’s empowerment.
MP Isoaimo committed K20,000 to the school for future expansion plans and asked for the district to be split into two new districts for better management.