December 29, 2017

Climate Change funding slow

By Aloysius Laukai | Dawn FM

The ABG member for Atolls and Vice President and Mining Minister, RAYMOND MASONO is calling on the Climate Change Development Authority to fast-tract funding sourced from the Asian Development Bank for the PNG Climate Change Resilience Project.
He said that the funds must be released quickly to the Autonomous Bougainville Government to complete climate Change adaptation program in some of the most affected communities in the Atolls.
The Vice President said whilst so much has been said about the Asian Development Funding, we are yet to see the funds actually reach those communities most affected by the menace of Climate Change.
MR. MASONO also announced that the MV DOY will deliver 2,240 Sheets of Roofing Iron to Wards 1-3 in the Tulun Community Government as part of the program to provide a decent shelter for our people.
He explained that the program which started in 2016 with the delivery of the first batch to wards 7-11 is aimed at improving the living conditions of the Atolls people by replacing Sago and Pandanus leaves with roofing iron.
The remaining wards 4-6 will be completed once more funding is secured.
After that the program will roll out to Motlock, Tasman and Nuguria.