Robert Agarobe

Governor backs Papua Land Rights Advocacy Group

Speaking at a July 10 briefing in the Central Provincial Government headquarters at Konedobu, Port Moresby, Agarobe highlighted that he has submitted a petition to parliament in June last year as drivers for the provincial development goals, in which much of the visions are captured in the petition.

“What I want is an entity or a body to be set up to bring this information to the Parliamentary Select Committee. Let’s put our heads together so we can bring this to the Committee to deliberate on, this is our only opportunity.”

Induction for Central Province leaders

Elected leaders of rural local level government presidents and appointed members of the provincial assembly were in attendance last week in Port Moresby.

Governor for Central, Robert Agarobe, said he was happy with the induction program.

“Since I got in last year, I have had three assembly seatings so far, I was sweating because I had no idea how to conduct my assembly,” Agarobe said.

Agarobe promises stadium

The Governor made the commitment during the Gala Fundraising dinner for the Digicel Cup 2019 Competition bidding team.

He said land has been identified for the stadium at Bautama.

Agarobe said he wants the franchise to have proper facilities such as the stadium complemented with a clubhouse and supporting amenities.

He pledged his commitment to the team, stating that Central has the players to match it with other provinces in the code.

He said the crowning of Central as PNG Games champions in 2017 was testament.

Laptops for Central Province students

Agarobe was speaking during the presentation of four laptops to students from Pacific Adventist University (PAU) and University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) at his office in Konedobu, Port Moresby, on Friday, June 22nd.

He said: “What we are doing is not a free handout, this is part of preparing you and building you up to be special and different.

Sports becoming an industry: Governor

He says this industry is one that is gradually expanding and in the near future, it will create pathways for education and employment for those that will excel in sports.

Agarobe was addressing students and teachers attending the 6th Central Province secondary & high schools sports carnival at the Sir John Guise stadium on Monday.

He said the carnival will offer a lot of challenges for the students and the teachers to achieve the objectives that have been set out for the weeklong event.

Governor aims for a ‘smarter Central Province’

The new governor, who has only been in the position for just over six months, says Central Province must look forward to major changes come 2018 onwards.

The Governor said Central has been lacking the drive for a proper push for economic boost – this needs to change.

“With economic power comes political power.

“There needs to be much more contribution towards economic drive.”

Agarobe said following the announcement of the budget, it is appropriate to say that Central Province will see the much-needed improvement.

Kwikila secondary to be renovated: Agarobe

This was recently revealed by Central Governor Robert Agarobe during a tour of the school.

He said Kwikila secondary has been operating for over 20 years, and many of the structures, including dormitories and classrooms, have seen better days.

The governor noted that he could still see some classrooms which were built more than 20 years ago, still standing albeit in a worse state.

Being a former student himself, the governor was appalled at the state of the infrastructure.

VIDEO: Agarobe calls for a united Central

These were his remarks during the recently held Central Provincial Day held in Port Moresby.


Carolyn Ure with more 







Start thinking Central Province: Agarobe

This was the message from Governor for Central Province, Robert Agarobe, during yesterday’s Central Provincial Day at the Sir John Guise stadium.

Since the concept of hosting provincial days was adopted in 2012, the Central Province Students Association of UPNG has always been in the frontline in getting the event organised for their province.

Governor Agarobe thanked the students’ association and welcomed everyone that attended.

Central Governor encourages team work


Governor Agarobe met with the Chief Executive Officers of the five districts recently, and said it was important to know his team and develop a common interest in serving the people of Central Province.

The Central Governor was keen on an open door policy, where any member of the Provincial Management team can talk to him about matters affecting their people, so that change can happen.

He also shared plans of rebranding the province, where any requests or proposals from districts and communities, must come direct from the office of open members only.