|Mal Meninga in Porgera Valley for HIV/AIDS Awareness|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00|
Yesterday (05/01/09), Mal Meninga one of Autralian Rugby League icon was invited by PJV Gold Mine into Porgera Valley to promote HIV/AIDs awareness to PJV employees as well as people living in and around the Porgera Valley.
Arriving on a chopper from Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Mal Meninga wasted no time in getting into talking about HIV/AIDS in general as well as what can be done here in Papua New Guinea to combat its effects. In his HIV/AIDS message to the employees of the Mine Department of Porgera, Mal stressed the importance of using condoms as the most effective way of avoiding HIV/AIDS during sex.
Pictures below show Mal Meninga visiting all the sites in the mine from mining, maintenance, processing and administration.
While PJV can be congratulated for playing its part in this part of PNG, the question that everyone should be asking is: What is the real problem contributing to the ever increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases despite millions of kina and effort put in by govt,NGOs and donor agencies?