Relief Supplies

Distribution of relief supplies continue

Joint Task Force Operations Officer Bourquin Eremas says relief supplies of food items, including tanks, chainsaws and sawmills, are being delivered.

The supplies are purchased by the Government from the disaster relief funds while other supplies are from donors.

The supplies are purchased according to the need of each affected areas based on reports on ground.

Eremas says PNG Defence Force will continue to assist the coordination of supplies until the Controller's office advices otherwise.

Relief supplies looted in Mendi: Police

Deputy Commissioner of police operations, Jim Andrews, revealed that during Thursday’s rioting, a warehouse holding relief supplies for earthquake affected communities in the area was looted by opportunists.

Andrews expressed disappointment at the actions of the looters, adding this act was uncalled for as it affected the less fortunate victims of the recent devastating disaster.

(Burnt remains of the Link PNG Dash 8 aircraft – Picture: Zaka Warea)

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Hela relief update

Hela Province’s relief coordination team on ground is currently doing a post-mortem and review of rations supply.

Juffa raises concerns on illegal entry of foreigners

The Oro Governor has called on the government to be strict in allowing foreigners who have been deported but have allowed reentry into the country.

Relief supplies slow to trickle in

From Inu, Isaac Haboro has confirmed receiving Wopa biscuits, cold water and a few tents for shelter, yesterday.

But the immediate need at this time, they say is for the road to be cleared.

Haboro is calling on the government to engage construction companies to commence maintenance on the road as soon as possible.

A working road will enable other services, such as the bank, which is another immediate need they say.

The locals are requesting for the bank service to be up again, to be able to receive money sent in by relatives.

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Panuselu villagers received 64 bags of rice and 1400 litres of water shipped from Lorengau yesterday.

Group administrator Bap Korup said it was a successful appeal for a village of about 400 people.

"I would like to thank Coastal Fuel Lorengau for donation of fuel, and the Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation (PIMS)  for initiating the donations when the appeal was made. Many members of the group chipped in after that,’’ he said.