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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rotarians bring in K600,000 materials

Source: The National, Tuesday 15th November 2011 By FRANCIS POKA ROTARIANS from overseas have arrived in Western Highlands’ Jiwaka region to distribute materials worth more than K600,000. Reports said the team of 14 was scheduled to arrive in Jiwaka yesterday to distribute the health and educational materials. Thirteen were from Rotary New South Wales and one from Poland. The materials would be distributed to schools and the health centre in Jiwaka. The hospital materials included an X-ray machine, adjustable beds, baby clothing, towels and first-aid kits. Materials for schools included computers, water tanks, sewing machines and furniture. The Rotarians would stay for 10 days in Nondugl with visits to various government institutions, facilities and project sites. Team leader Adrian Roach Maitland said his team was pleased to travel to Jiwaka. He appealed to Jiwaka leaders and the Jiwaka Transitional Authority to put their personal differences aside and develop the region. Jiwaka Rotary International founder and president Frank Goi challenged the people of Jiwaka not to ask what the new province can do for them but they must ask what each person can do for the new province. Acting director of Western Highlands public health Philip Talpa said he was happy with the initiative to bring the necessary services.

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