WNB

Muthuvel calls for release of project funds

Muthuvel made this call, after still waiting on the government to release funds which were earmarked for projects in West New Britain.

“The bureaucratic process is a long, stringent and overwhelming procedure which will test your patience.

“It needs constant persistence, persuasion and a lot of energy, with as much support from our Provincial Administration to approve at least one major project.”

WNB celebrates Independence in style

There were floats, marches and bicycle rides around town and a joint police and Correction service parade was held and was reviewed by Governor Sasindran Muthuvel

Muthuvel, when delivering his speech urged the people of WNB to uphold the values of family and unity among themselves.

He said positive thoughts and actions will always bring out positive results.

He added that our communities have our own cultures and must be followed and respected at all times.

WNB hailed for clean TFF record

The group, led by Deputy Secretary Titus Hatagen and other senior officials, visited schools under the TFF policy this week.

The officials visited schools around the town vicinity and the Hoskins area.

Hatagen said he was very pleased on how the TFF has been used by the schools.

He said even though funding sometimes becomes a hindrance for schools, they continue to invest in projects that aid in the children’s learning.

He added that WNB is one of the provinces that has been using the TFF accordingly to the school year calendar.

Repeal funding act 2009: Muthuvel

He said the Act, which was amended in 2012, should be repealed to allow all the provincial governments to resume collecting their own smaller tax revenue.

Muthuvel explained that, in the case of WNB, they are imposing tax on beer (20t per bottle) and cigarette (3t per stick) which brings about K2 million revenue to the provincial government per annum.

However, he said when the amendment in 2012 was implemented, the National Government, through the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC), stopped the provincial governments from collecting any form of revenue.

Muthuvel hailed for fulfilling commitment

Muthuvel on Tuesday presented a cheque of K200,000 to Malilimi Primary School as school grant laid under the trust account.

This follows the recent opening of a double classroom for the same school in April just before the opening of writs.

Malilimi Primary School board chairman, Khairul Zanel, heaped praise on Muthuvel for keeping his word.

Meantime, Muthuvel thanked NBPOL for creating opportunities for children living in the vicinity of the school for a better future through education.

"Education is the master key to unlock all doors," he stressed.

Maneke is MP elect for Talasea

At the 31st exclusion for the Talasea Open, Maneke polled above the Absolute majority of 17,439 and declared winner over runner up and outgoing MP Francis Marus who polled 15,796.

Galia collected 19,081 votes to seal the victory.

He was declared on Sunday and officially signed the writ.

Meanwhile, Sasindran Muthuvel retained the Provincial seat as well as Joseph Lelang for the Kandrian Gloucester seat.

 

Picture: Governor Sasindran Muthuvel with Talasea MP elect Francis Galia Maneke

Muthuvel retains WNB Governor seat

After the 16th exclusion, Muthuvel polled above the absolute majority of 43,402 by 1,287 votes with a total of 44,689.

He was declared at 7pm last night by the Provincial Returning Officer, Emily Kelton. 

Runner up was Chris Paul Lagisa who polled 26,764.

Speaking to Loop PNG after his declaration, Muthuvel thanked all his supporters in West New Britain and committed to continue to deliver services to his people.

With his theme “Reaching the unreached and Touching the untouch” Muthuvel has dedicated his victory to the people of WNB.

Supplementary budget first agenda of new Parliament: Polye

Opposition leader and THE party Parliamentary leader, Don Polye said the supplementary budget will give more prominence to agriculture, tourism and human development.

Polye, who has been on the road campaigning for THE Party endorsed candidates nationwide, was speaking on Wednesday at Lucas Waka Primary School in Talasea LLG, West New Britain Province.

He outlined his budget strategies to raise much needed revenue to support the agriculture sectors which will come from;

WNB Governor on campaign trail fever

Muthuvel visited places like Pililo and other outer islands of the south coast.

With the focus on his key priority areas, Muthuvel is confident in returning for the second term.

His key priority areas include:

Huge crowd witnesses Muthuvel’s nomination

He said the turn-out of the crowd signified what his government  and administration, the National Government and development partners have done for the Province.

He thanked the churches for their contribution to service delivery through Church-based organizations (CBO’s ) and since before Independence until today.

“Churches have played a big role in shaping the service delivery for this nation,” he said.