Food Shortage

Beon Jail running out of food rations

This was revealed by a senior Correctional Services officer from Beon Jail,who was supervising the stall set-up for this weekend‘s Madang Festival at Laiwaden oval。

The CS officer who requested anonymity, said the food ration to feed the inmates is running short and they are making a desperate appeal to business houses in Madang town and the provincial government for possible assistance。

He pointed out that the short fall in government funding is one of the major contributing factors that lead to food rations running out.

Pom chamber of commerce hits out at Tomscoll ban

Attended on August 12, business houses were restricted from importing bulb onion, potato (Iris), cabbage, carrot, tomato, capsicum, pumpkin, peas, zucchini, eggplant, pachchoi/Chinese cabbage, French bean, lettuce and celery.

Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll lifted the ban last week after a severe shortage of bulb onions and other vegetables hit the country, increasing prices because local farmers could not meet the country's  demand.          

“The decision was ill-considered and showed his lack of consultation on such matters,” said Conn.