The Enga College of Nursing received K5 million from the National Government for the construction of its new laboratory and library.
Minister for Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru honoured the National Government’s commitment by presenting a K2 million cheque at the second graduation of the college in Sopas on Wednesday.
Mr Maru, who was the guest speaker, said he is impressed with the management for building the world class infrastructure with the previous funding of K4 million from the National Government.
“Now I know where the K4m went but this doesn’t mean you lack your duty in providing acquittals for the funds. By the look of the infrastructure, I already concluded that the money had been put to good use, but it’s a requirement that you provide the acquittals for the next funding,” he said.
Mr Maru said the government is focused on providing quality health services and not quantity.
He said he is impressed with the management for providing quality service in the hospital and the college. “That’s why the government is happy to support such institutions with funds.
“We are happy to provide funds for your institution as you have managed the previous money well by building a modern infrastructure that I am now witnessing. You deserve to have the K5m now as you have set the precedence with the K4m. You have impressed us and now I am here to present the K2m cheque and to do the groundbreaking for the construction of the new laboratory and the library in couple of weeks time,” Mr Maru said.
Enga Governor Grand Chief Sir Peter Ipatas thanked the government for giving priority to education, health and infrastructure.
“I have been the Governor of Enga Province for the last 21 years and I have never seen multi million kina projects for health, education and infrastructure given by the National Government throughout the country, other than through Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. I left my political party to join Mr O’Neill’s party only to deliver services to my people and for the last six years, Enga had benefited a lot from the government,” Sir Ipatas said. Post COurier