Local MP Koi Trappe said he was very happy with the Sport Policy and looked forward to implementing it and getting things moving.
“I am happy with the work the PNG Sports Foundation team has done with our District Sport Policy and I will support it,” Trappe said.
The policy, touted to be the first ever at any district level, is amongst other developments that Trappe said have been enhanced through partnerships with the health, education, infrastructure, law & order and agriculture sectors.
At the helm of the initiation of the policy’s development is MBL’s Acting District Community Development Program Manager, Yanga Treppe, PNGSF Sport Participation & Development Manager & Policy Writer, Peter Aglua, and Events, Marketing & Sponsorship Director John Susuve.
PNG Sport Foundation CEO Peter Tsiamalili Junior said: “The PNG Sports Foundation is proud of the vision by the Honourable Member in linking up the soon-to-be launched Macro Sport Policy of PNG down to its District Sports Policy which is at the micro level.”
MBL’s Acting District Community Development Program Manager Yanga Treppe said: “This is a first of its kind in the district even in the province and maybe in Papua New Guinea as well.
“With all my visions and ideas, the (Australia-PNG) partnership has initiated, established and improved every program under the community development sector in the district.”
He acknowledged the services and support of the Australian government via the DCPP program, the PNG Sport Foundation, the Community Development Office in Mount Hagen headed by Martin Marr, MBL district technical officers and community development colleagues from other districts in Western Highlands.
(Member for Mul-Baiyer-Lumusa District in Western Highlands Province, Koi Trappe, with the PNG Sport Foundation CEO Peter Tsiamalili Junior after a meeting to talk about his districts micro sport policy. With them are PNGSF senior officers Peter Aglua, Participation & Development Manager and Policy Writer, first from left backrow, and Events, Marketing & Sponsorship Director John Susuve, backrow fourth from left, and senior officers from the member’s office)