A new multi-purpose community hall at the Peter Ryan Memorial Primary School grounds was officially opened on Monday, September 25th, 2023.
Member for Nawaeb Hon Theo Pelgen assured the people that the community hall initiative will be rolled out to all other wards and LLGs in Nawaeb District with the aim to empower the people with life skills trainings that are focused to make them more sustainable and self-reliant.
“Dispela building em blo helpim ol grassroot man na meri lo kisim save lo helpim komuniti na ol yet wanwan.” (This building is to help grassroots to gain knowledge to help the community and themselves.)
“I have decided to implement similar halls within school areas so that the community has easier access to utilize them.”
The K50, 000 hall was built this year and is one of the foundations for the people of Nawaeb to SME trainings and programs amongst other sector interventions.
Located at ward 18 of the Wain/Erap District, the school is in the last area of the LLG and shares the border with Nabak LLG and Kabwum District at the Precincts of the Saruwaged Range.
MP Pelgen also stated that the hall will help to serve as a place to hold meetings, court mediations, peace reconciliations, and even village conferences.
“These halls will become SME incubation centers for the people in the convenience of their respective villages.”
“We hope to enrich the people in SME activities so that they can take care of their needs instead of relying heavily on Government support all the time.”
Meanwhile the Morobe Governor Hon Luther Wenge was pleased with the concept and vowed to work closely with MP Pelgen and the Nawaeb DDA to ensure that the community hall projects are rolled out into the entire Nawaeb District in this term of Government.
Governor Wenge presented the local ward councilor with K10, 000 in cash to kick off SME related work to be undertaken in the hall and further committed to building a new 4 in 1 Classroom for the Primary school.
He further made a pledge of K5 million to kick off works to develop the Erap to Boana Station with the support of the Morobe Provincial Government.