|A female youth receiving her certificate from Maprik district administrator Simon Faelau, while councillor Ulupu Ward and head trainer IATP look on.-Picture by RAY ROBERTS|
By UNRE Public Relations
Maprik district administrator Simon Faelau has pledged to fund further farmer training in the Yamil/Tamahui local level government (LLG) in Maprik from the district’s joint district priority (JDP) committee funds.
The trainings will be facilitated by the University of Natural Resources & Environment under its integrated agricultural training programme (IATP).
Announcing this at the closing of an IATP training that was conducted in the LLG’s Ulupu village, Faelau also committed Maprik JDP funds to other projects which include:
• Cocoa quality training for cocoa dryer owners;
• A classroom at a local primary school for K20, 000; and
• K1 million road maintenance.
He commended the university for “bringing the training to the grassroots level”.
Yamil/Tamaui president Tony Kaup also extended appreciation to the university for taking the beneficial training to his people.
He urged the participants to utilise the skills they had gained to improve the livelihoods of their families.
The ceremony, which was held on Saturday, August 21, was also attended by the district police station commander, executive director of non government organisation Foundation of Women in Agricultural Development Monica Otto, UNRE Sepik Central campus acting director Gitala Pranis, district rural development officer James Hosea and other local leaders.
The Maprik police commander also conducted an alcohol and substance abuse community awareness, particularly on homebrewed alcohol and marijuana.
He urged parents to exercise more control over their children and occupy them with productive activities to sustain their living.
This, he said, would keep them away from taking illicit drugs.