By Patricia Keamo – EMTV Cadet Journalist, Port Moresby
K2 million was presented today (January 10, 2019) to the Port Moresby Technical College by Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru.
This payment, fulfilling a commitment made by the Minister in 2018.
According to Minister Maru, there is a strong focus now on investment within technical colleges to up-skill the next generation of working-class Papua New Guineans.
The Minister said his focus through this funding was to help improve infrastructure in college.
This is the second batch of funding to Port Moresby Technical Institute from the Department of National Planning.
Last year, K3 million was given to the school, which was used to build new infrastructure.
According to the College’s Principal, Henry Wamaingu, the K2 million received today will be used to build dormitories for the students and houses for teaching staff.
Five other organizations also received funding today. They include;
Enga Nursing College, receiving K2 million. And K1 million respectively to the Rubber project in Manus, Kokonas Industry Koperesen and the Tourism Promotion Authority.
Minister Maru challenged all these organizations to utilize the funds given and deliver results.