Yangoru-Saussia

Historic academic year opening for Yangoru-Saussia

They include Numbo High in Numbo LLG, Wingei High in West Yangoru, and the School of Excellence in Yangoru Station.

The new institutions opened their doors for the first enrolments on Monday 3rd of February.

The opening of the new schools follow determination by Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, to ensure children do not travelling long distances to attend high schools, a daily struggle and risk for students.

It also ensures students are not kicked out of the education system due to the lack of spaces in existing high schools.

Hand criminals over: MP

The suspects, numbering over 20, should be handed over to Police at Yangoru for their continuous hold ups on the Sepik Highway.

“The entire East Sepik Province and our people in Yangoru are fed up of these rascals who continue to hold up our PMVs and buses at the Marinjan Bridge at Boem nearly every two days. They have targeted the travelling public, especially our vanilla traders, to steal from their hard earned cash after their sales,” he said.

“I have met families who have lost K50,000, some K80,000 in a single hold up, which is totally unacceptable.”

Focus on public servants

Twenty-nine course participants in the Yangoru-Saussia District in East Sepik Province graduated on Friday after two weeks of training in Project Management and Financial Management. The training was facilitated by the PNG Institute of Leadership and Governance.

Minister condemns burning of dormitory

“There can be no excuse for such a behaviour by students or anyone and I will ensure those responsible will be investigated and face the full force of the law,” Minister Maru said.

The Minister is calling a Special Meeting of the Yangoru-Saussia District Development Authority to provide a report on the school. He has requested Yangoru-Saussia DDA CEO, Fantson Yaninen, to provide this report. The Minister wants to get down to the bottom of the reasons behind the burning of the dormitory.  

New high school for Winge

Yangoru-Saussia MP and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, said the District Development Authority (DDA) has approved the establishment of the high school.

Minister Maru made the announcement during the opening of a new three-in-one elementary classroom in Winge Central.

Minister Maru announced that the soon-to-be built high school was only awaiting a suitable land area as the initially identified land within the Winge community school was unsuitable.

Country’s biggest cocoa project planned

The project will see around 4,000 to 5,000 hectares of cocoa planted as part of the Sepik chicken, grain and cocoa innovation project.

The Project is a partnership between the State and Israeli company, LR Group, and will involve the use of advanced technology to increase yield and production.

Yangoru-Saussia Member and Minister for Planning & Monitoring, Richard Maru, visited the site of the soon-to-be built Momase Regional Nursery, which is expected to deliver 2 million cocoa seedlings per annum throughout the Momase Region.

Mobile squad barracks project stalls

Member for Yangoru-Saussia and Minister for National Planning & Monitoring, Richard Maru, said this to contactors during a visit to the project site on Monday.

Minister Maru said law and order is a major problem and he wants police on the ground immediately to deal with the issue.

A site meeting was held yesterday between Minister Maru, contractors, and the Provincial Works Department in Yangoru to get an update on the housing project.

Currently the major setback of the project is the availability of manpower.

Yangoru-Saussia: Waranaka’s application dismissed

A single-man Supreme Court bench dismissed the application by Waranaka, who sought leave to review an interlocutory decision and exercise of discretion of the National Court to allow the affidavits and competency applications of Maru and the Electoral Commission to go through.

The election petition before Justice Collin Makail is ready to go for trial in Wewak starting August 2018 and ending in September.

However, Waranaka filed an application to dismiss the affidavits and objections to competencies as being filed within time but served out of time.

102 to be summoned in Yangoru-Saussia petition

The two-month trial will run from August 1 to September 28 at the Wewak National Court.

Petitioner Peter Wararu Waranaka appeared in person today and informed the Waigani National Court that a video will also be presented as evidence when the petition goes for hearing.

He is alleging instances of bribery against re-elected member Richard Maru and instances of errors and omission at counting against the Electoral Commission.

Waranaka has also filed a review that is pending before the Supreme Court. The review is still in its leave stages.

​Maru confident of PNC’s rule

Maru was declared last night at Yangoru Station as member elect for Yangoru-Saussia District in East Sepik Province.

The PNC candidate, after the elimination round, was declared around 9pm by Returning Officer Martin Wana.

Maru, speaking after the declaration formalities, assured his people that the development projects started in his first term in Parliament will be completed.

He said PNC will form government and will not forget the people of Yangoru-Saussia.