Kevin Isifu

No need for motion of no confidence: Maru

In a press conference held today with the Wewak MP and Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu, Maru said the people of Yangoru-Saussia district have seen tangible development and services reach them for the first time under this People’s National Congress-led government.

“As far as I am concerned, there is no need for a vote of no confidence because there is no justification to warrant one against the current government led by Peter O’Neill,” he stated.

Loopholes hindering progress: MP

Isifu said absence of a Provincial Land Board and Physical Planning Board has given rise to illegal land grabbing, squatter settlements and unplanned development in Wewak Town.

The MP said some individuals in Wewak Town are illegally taking ownership of state lands and even going to the extent of selling them.

Isifu stated this is contributing negatively towards the district’s development aspirations and plans.

Illegal land grabbing is posing difficulties for his office to find adequate land to bring development and business opportunities.

Over 80 vehicles donated for APEC

50 buses, 35 mini vans and 9 fire trucks were handed over to the APEC Authority by the Chinese Ambassador to PNG, Xue Bing, on Wednesday.

One of the most under-funded service providers in the country, the PNG Fire Service also benefits from this donation from the Chinese government, receiving nine new fire trucks.

Minister responsible for the Fire Service and Inter-government Relations Minister, Kevin Isifu, said as cities and towns grow, so do the threat of fire.

Isifu thanked the Chinese government for the equipment that will be used during APEC and beyond.

APEC Senior Disasters Management Officials Forum commences in Kokopo

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Hon. Kevin Isifu in his welcoming remarks said that early warning is a key enabler for and core to effective disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

“Early warning is vital for us to direct often-finite amounts of resources to support timely, relevant and appropriate actions, starting with a persistent scanning of the horizon for hazards,” said Minister Isifu.

He added that the SDMOF theme has significant convergence with the overall APEC 2018 theme of “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future.”

APEC Senior Disasters Management Officials Forum commences in Kokopo

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Hon. Kevin Isifu in his welcoming remarks said that early warning is a key enabler for and core to effective disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

“Early warning is vital for us to direct often-finite amounts of resources to support timely, relevant and appropriate actions, starting with a persistent scanning of the horizon for hazards,” said Minister Isifu.

He added that the SDMOF theme has significant convergence with the overall APEC 2018 theme of “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future.”

Muthuvel questions Govt on electoral boundaries

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu, said this when responding to questions raised by West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel in Parliament on Friday.

Biala LLG in WNB has a population of 60,000 people while Talasea district has close to 300,000 people; making service delivery a challenge.

Governor Muthuvel asked if the government was serious about the electoral boundaries separation and create additional districts.

MK LLG nominations open today, dates announced

This follows the announcement of the issuing of the writs today by Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu.

The Minister also announced the confirmed dates for the Motu-Koita LLG Elections.

Minister Isifu signed off a total of 17 election writs today signifying the start of the election process for the Motu-Koita Assembly.

The Minister today issued:

MKA election will run as planned: Commission

The election program approved by Minister Isifu for the Motu-Koitabu elections is as follows:

Issue of Writs:                                             Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Close of Nominations:                              Thursday, 6 September, 2018

Polling Starts:                                              Saturday, 29 September, 2018

Polling Ends:                                                            Saturday, 19 October, 2018

Proposed SME centre at border

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu, says the SME facility will be established once land is identified.

The Minister responsible for the Wutung Border Post in West Sepik says an international bus service and terminal have also been proposed.

The SME facility will accommodate locals at the border to sell their goods to visiting Indonesians.

“We will properly identify the area that they (SMEs) can be able to do their marketing. So the SME business will be relocated as soon as we find the land,” Isifu said.

SME centre at Border

Minister for Inter-Governent Relations, Kevin Isifu, says the SME facility will be established once land is identified.

The minister responsible for the Wutung Border Post in West Sepik says an international bus service and terminal is also proposed.

The Minister said the SME sector will be established once a proper location is identified.

The SME Facility will accommodate locals at the border to sell their goods to visiting Indonesians.