January 4, 2018 | The National | https://www.thenational.com.pg/tongamp-uses-provincial-funds-help-teachers/
TEACHERS in Jiwaka finally received their leave fares on Tuesday and yesterday after the provincial government intervened.
Governor Dr William Tongamp gave directions for the use of provincial service improvement programme funds to pay teachers’ leave fares.
Provincial education adviser and deputy chairman of the provincial education board, Erwin Us, said yesterday that teachers were being paid.
“Our governor helped us with K364,840 to pay their leave fares and gave us another K35,160 to charter Missionary Aviation Fellowship aircraft for teachers in remote areas like Kambia and Jimi district,” he said.
Us said that teachers teaching in remote schools would be flying to their respective schools on charter flights. “On behalf of the education division in the province and teachers, I want to thank our governor for assisting in paying my teachers’ leave fares,” he said.
Us said that while teachers in other Highlands provinces were still waiting for their leave fares, Jiwaka government has assisted its teachers.
He said that education has been one of Tongamp’s top priorities over the years and has continued to support teachers.
Us urged the teachers to enjoy their holiday safely with their families and return to their schools on time.
He said that all teachers must be at their respective schools to fill in their resumption forms for his office to submit to the pay office to process their pay at the start of the school year.