Dinghies presented at the ELCPNG circuits

The brief presentation was made by Governor of Morobe, Ginson Saonu, in the presence of the three respective Circuit Presidents of Kote District, Jaka Circuit and Bunanue Parish of Malalo Circuit of Morobe.

At the presentation of the three 75 horsepower outboard motors at Voco Point on Saturday May 9andGovernor Saonu stressed the need for people to feel the presence of government at their doorsteps, especially in rural areas where transportation is vital for progress.

“What we see here today is the commitment of the provincial government of Morobe to work with ELC-PNG in Morobe to fulfill and meet the needs of simple people,” he said.

“Morobe is a vast province which requires the use of sea, land and air transport.

“Some areas have been neglected by government services and therefore the Church plays a very fundamental role, for example, in the provision of services like transport.”

Governor Saonu said the presentation of the three dinghies signifies the church-state partnership program that MPG is spearheading within the respective churches in the province.

“These three areas of the church make heavy use of the sea and their main mode of transportation is the use of dinghies and boats,” Governor Saonu said.

He said that when more funds are secured, MPG is keen to deliver similar canoes to more coastal churches in Morobe to ensure that the work of the good Lord is more active than ever.

He pointed out that the Deka and Labuta circuits in Yabim district will be on the list of new dinghies when MPG gets funding soon.

Governor Saonu urged church leaders to take care of the canoes as these vessels will not only serve church purposes but support other emergencies.

Pastor Pase Zamunu, President of Jaka Seke Circuit, while appreciating MPG, said overtime is quite an expensive exercise for church elders and the congregation to meet the needs, business and functioning of their respective churches.

“Today our church duties will be strengthened. People think the Church has money, but the truth is that we rely on congregational offerings which help our work,” Pastor Zamunu said. .

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