Haoda backs Hiri Moale festivities

Central Governor, Kila Haoda, is keen on strengthening ties with the Motu-Koita Assembly and its people, and reviving the relationships that once existed long before the current systems of Government.

And he has begun that process by partnering the Motu-Koita Assembly in hosting some of the events in this year’s Hiri Moale Festival in Port Moresby.

Governor Haoda presented a mock cheque of K100,000 to Acting Motu-Kota Assembly Chairman, Opao Udia, at the Governor’s official residence today, 

“This partnership will strengthen our deeply rooted relationship with one another,” said Haoda when handing over the cheque before the media and other Central Province and Motu-Koita leaders. 

The partnership is expected to grow beyond the domain of the annual Hiri-Moale Festival and branch out into other areas of development according Haoda.

MKA Chairman Udia thanked Haoda for partnering them and contributing to the staging of the occasion.

“We hope that this relationship will remain in future years,” said Udia when accepting the cheque.

Udia says a majority of funds will go towards the staging of the canoe racing which will feature teams from all Motu-Koita Villages. 

There will also be various cultural activities such as the Hiri Hahenamo Queen crowning which is the centre piece event of the occasion.

Picture: Central Governor Kila Haoda (left) with Opao Udia with the dummy cheque of K100,000 for Hiri Moale.

Cedric Patjole