Apart from the microfinance scheme for the people of Anglimp South Waghi, a rural housing scheme has also been established to improve housing standards for ordinary village people in this electorate.
Funds will be given to the churches to purchase sawmills, saw timber and distribute to its members to build houses for themselves.
Member for Anglimp South Waghi, Joe Koim has made one million kina available from his DSIP funds for this project.
The Rural Housing Scheme is one of the three priorities of the member for Anglimp South Waghi, Joe Koim, the other two being the Microfinance Scheme which has also received an initial funding of K1 million, and the upgrade of roads in the electorate.
He announced a funding of K1 million for the housing scheme which will be divided among the Catholic, Lutheran, SDA, the Pentecostal Churches, and churches in the Evangelical Alliances category.
He says this project was initially given to councillors to manage, but saw that they wouldn’t deliver on his expectations so removed it and gave it to the churches to manage.
This means a person has to be a member of a church and be recognized by that church to participate in this scheme.
Representatives of these churches thanked the member for the initiative which will also see them build classrooms, teacher’s houses and other infrastructure within the electorate.
Work has already begun on this project with timbers already sawn to build at least up to 200 houses in the electorate.
This was done using sawmills purchased by the electorate earlier and given to ward councillors.
Member Koim expects to improve the lives of the people of Anglimp South Waghi through these projects, the microfinance scheme which saw the first 1000 people receiving funds of K1000, and this housing scheme.
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