POROMA local level government president Andrew Kirr has given priority to elementary schools and aid posts in his ward by providing 30 Tuffa tanks and improving infrastructure.
Poroma, which is in the Nipa-Kutubu electorate of Southern Highlands, is a mountainous region and fresh water has been a problem for school children.
Kirr said out of the K500,000 allocated by the government, he would use the money to improve infrastructure in the ward.
He said the government was doing big things for primary schools and Nipa-Kutubu MP Pesap Jeffery Komal is following that up to make sure elementary schoolas, feeder roads and aid posts were looked into.
He has granted K20,000 each to three aid posts in the upper, lower and central Poroma to improve infrastructure.
“Aid posts are our responsibility because it is in our community. Many times mothers and other sick patients face difficulty travelling to health centres or hospitals when they should be treated at the aid posts,” Kirr said.
He said community living close to aid posts and elementary schools should involve in community service work to keep the two important government services clean