5th May, 2020- Wewak, PNG
As COVID-19 continues to affect the way in which people live, places like Papua New Guinea are struggling to deal with the virus with the limited amount of supplies in their region. The South Seas Tuna Corporation (SSTC) is beyond grateful for the great relationship that has been built between the company and the East Sepik community for over 20 years. We believe it is our turn to show our gratitude. “It is important that we give back to the communities during such difficult times. Resources are being allocated to harder hit nations, while places like Papua New Guinea are forced to fend for themselves with already low amounts of supplies. We’d like to show our determination to help people in East Sepik region and that we are together in fighting coronavirus” says Mike McCulley, SSTC Managing Director.
On April 23rd, 2020, a donation of K50,000 was presented to the East Sepik Provincial Health Authority’s (ESPHA) executive officer, Mr. Mark Mauludu, at the Nurses College located in the Weak General Hospital Grounds. The ESPHA is responsible for all health facilities and health care in the province with a total population of 700,000. The donation will be used towards the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the frontline doctors and nurses at the hospital. Mike McCulley, Thomas Dorku, the General Manager of SSTC, and Franklin Lao, Financial Controller of SSTC, were also there to present the award to ESPHA. Mr. Mauludu has expressed his gratitude towards SSTC for the much needed funding. He expressed that SSTC was the first company to step forward with a donation and hopes that SSTC’s generous donation will prompt a call-to-action for other businesses, as well.