Province set for 2017

New Ireland already has its work cut out this year, says Governor Sir Julius Chan.

His comments came after the province’s Government Situation Group meeting last Tuesday (Jan 3) with the Provincial Administrator and all divisional heads, including the Provincial Police Commander and New Ireland Works.

The event focused on work schedules for the province.

“New Ireland has set the course for 2017 with the Government Situation Group meeting, now Governor’s other meetings in Kavieng and Port Moresby, the visit by the business and investment delegation from Shanghai coming to New Ireland next week, the Tinkoris Health Centre commencement of works and all the infrastructure projects ready to be rolled out this year,” Sir J said.

“The mood for Autonomy is captivating more New Irelanders and the agencies of Government, with the orientation next week of the newly-appointed CEOs and directors.”

He also says there are preparations to refine the operations of the public service machinery in New Ireland, making it more responsive and accountable to the Government.

“And the preparation for hosting of the Autonomy Conference in New Ireland with invitation extended throughout the country,” said the Governor.

During the meet, the PPC, CEO Law and Order and general administration officers presented full verbal briefs on the situation across the Province and matters for attention.

Meanwhile, Sir J said he is satisfied New Ireland people took control of the festive period, given the No Ban policy on liquor and the minimum casualties reported at New Hanover.

The Governor said he is satisfied that the rest of the New Ireland community behaved.

He congratulated the church leaders for their role in cultivating sanity and good citizenship in the communities, which has manifested in cleaner homes and landscaping, even along the roads and highways of the Province.

(Children fishing at Nusa Island, Kavieng, New Ireland. Picture: Flickr)

Press release