Madang

Work underway to restore Madang water supply

Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, with representatives from Water PNG and PNG Power travelled up to the Water Plant at Panim village a 15 minutes’ drive out of Madang Town.

With assistance from Niugini Electrical, Sigma and Fimali Ltd, inspections are currently being made to assess the damages made.

In an interview with Mr. Kramer, he said, "We have arranged for contractors to come on site because water is a critical issue and we cannot wait for months to do the repairs."

Fimali Ltd. and Niugini Electrical have arranged for parts to come in this week.

Youth reportedly dead after Madang police assault

During yesterday’s protest at the Madang Four-Mile market, 13 youths were rounded up by police and taken to the station.

One of the parents, Julie Parr, told Loop PNG that her son texted her saying they were brutally beaten up in the cells after they were apprehended at around 2pm on Monday (April 9).

“One of them died from his injuries while only 12 remain in there.”

Kramer vows to resolve Madang situation

Three people have been confirmed dead while a police man is nursing very critical injuries at the Modilon hospital following a confrontation at Madang’s Four-Mile market between police and youths on Saturday.

Situation is tense following payback clashes over the decapitation of a Bau Primary School teacher from Ialibu.

“I am assuring the people that as soon as I get on the ground, this situation will be resolved,” Bryan Kramer stated.

3 dead, officer injured in Madang confrontation

This newsroom contacted the Member for Madang, Bryan Kramer, this morning whilst he was waiting for the next flight to Madang.

He said he has received reports that the situation is very tense at the moment.

Four mobile squad units have been deployed from Lae and are currently on ground to contain the situation. This was also confirmed by the Lae metropolitan superintendent, Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

Madang public servants warned

Yama made this call after a rousing welcome was given to him back home after the Supreme Court reinstated him as the Governor for Madang.

Governor Yama said he had no problem with public servants but warned them to be cautious in every work they do.

He called on them to put him under the microscope and expose the works he had done illegally in the province.

Rousing welcome for Yama

Madang residents gathered at the Madang airport as Yama touched down at 5pm in an Air Niugini F100 aircraft.

As a sign of respect, he was carried straight from the plane to his waiting vehicle.

Vehicles then convoyed with Governor Yama to the provincial headquarters to another waiting crowd as he went ahead and addressed his people.

This follows his recent reinstatement by the Supreme Court as Governor after the National Court ordered a recount.

Madang to focus on human development

The Governor Yama was replying to queries on plans for Tourism in the province – taking into consideration that the provincial government had handed in their 2018 budget.

He said that Madang has been seen as a popular tourist destination and there is a need for that perspective to be kept, however without investing in its people, this may not be possible.

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Men attempted to steal district vehicles: MP

The MP said seven men were arrested by Madang Police on Friday (January 26) when they stormed into the district head office and “illegally” took two of its Toyota LandCruiser.

The vehicles were earlier confiscated by the district authority and impounded at the office.

Uguro said the suspects were chased by Police and later apprehended.

Police also took the vehicles.    

Last year, the Usino-Bundi District Development Authority (UBDDA) made a decision to recoup all district assets, including vehicles and machineries.

Madang’s Mangrove Mission

This initiative is an effort to help serve as a possible defence against the negative effects of climate change and other environmental disasters.

Like most coastal communities in the Pacific, there is an increasing concern over human induced changes affecting fish and other marine life, water quality, erosion and threatening food security.

These communities know too well that the demand for both personal and commercial uses has resulted in the over cultivation of mangroves.

Madang residents raise funds for islanders

This will be the second wheelbarrow push.

The first was held last Saturday.

According to the Madang Provincial Disaster Centre, who is working closely with the community in raising funds, a number of wheelbarrow push will be done before they send the funds to help the displaced islanders.

The team is appealing to all Sepiks in Madang Town and the general public, including business houses, to lend a helping hand.

(A similar initiative is being carried out in the nation’s capital)