The PNG Customs Service has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a locally owned company to work together to implement the PNG Customs Service Home Ownership Scheme.

Customs Chief Commissioner Ray Paul and Managing Director for PNG Resources Corporation, Trading as Kwik Built PNG, Jethro Kasse signed the MoU in Port Moresby today.

Chief Commissioner Ray Paul said PNG Customs has been planning for quite some time now to roll-out the Home Ownership Scheme at various locations around the country for its officers.

“This is the first time for PNG Customs to embark on such a project and we have waited a very long time to reach this point,” the Chief Commissioner said during the signing ceremony. “We believe this project will be of great benefit to our officers who will have the chance to purchase and own a house at a very affordable price.”

“Human resource is a priority in PNG Customs,” the Chief Commissioner added. “When you look after your officers, they will give their best to the organisation.”

Kwik Built PNG Managing Director Jethro Kasse said his company is pleased to work on the project and they are focussed on delivering quality and affordable housing to employees of the PNG Customs Service.

Under the MoU, Kwik Built PNG, upon receipt of full payment, will construct residential houses based on the desired housing designs agreed to with the officer purchasing the house.