Solomon Islanders living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, have raised funds to purchase a new heart machine for the National Referral Hospital.
Floyd Manata, a Solomon Islands resident of the PNG capital for 20 years said they raised more than fifteen thousand Kina during a dance night held at Lamana Gold Club in honour of the 40th independence anniversary celebrations early this month.
Four of the country’s local popular artists, Paeva, Sol Jay, Jaro Local and Davu flew over to perform that night.
Mr Manata said the Solomon Islands community wanted to give something back to their country.
“Because it is a 40th Anniversary, its big and we are a matured country, so we thought we could give back something our country on the anniversary,” he said.
” So we met and agreed to put together something and give back to the country.”
The Solomon Islands Port Moresby Community planned to donate the heart machine to the hospital in December.
By: Kikiva Tuni.