Tuesday, 6 October, 2020
The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has committed K5 million towards rebuilding the Paediatric, Nutrition and Tuberculosis wing of the Boram Hospital, East Sepik Province.
The commitment was made after a visit to the Hospital on Sunday 5 October 2020 where work on the building is yet to begin, due to unavailability of funding,
“Building on what you have already done, we will find K5 million to complete the project,” Mr Marape said.
The East Sepik Governor Hon. Allan Bird, explained that funding to complete the Paediatric, Nutrition and Tuberculosis Wing project was cut after funding was diverted to build another wing of the hospital.
Prime Minister Marape assured the East Sepik Provincial Health Authority Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mark Mauludu and Governor Bird that the Government will do its best to get the funding to them, as long as they submit the required paper work to him to send to concerned agencies.
Prime Minister Marape was accompanied by the Governor of East Sepik Hon. Allan Bird, and the Member for Wewak Open, Hon. Kevin Isifu and toured the East Sepik Province COVID-19 Quarantine Facility at the Boram Hospital.
The Prime Minister also pledged K20, 000 for a Wewak Golf Competition that will get young men and women involved in the sport of Golf and out of trouble.
He asked the Manager of the Wewak Golf Course to come up with the name for the competition and to have a Senior Men and Women, and a Junior Women and Men’s Divisions play for K5, 000 each.
“I will buy tickets for the winners and fly them to Port Moresby to take part in a Port Moresby Competition as well.”
He would like to see more women, especially young girls, take part in the competition.
Governor Bird Allan Bird, Mr Isifu and the Manager of the Wewak Golf Club have all agreed to name the Competition the Prime Minister’s Classic.
Details and schedules of the competition will be made known at a later date after the Prime Minister teed-off the tournament before returning to Port Moresby.