Four Central female pilots to start with CASA

Education is the number one priority of the Central Provincial Government under the governorship of Kila Haoda.

In 2014, the four young girls were selected to undergo training at Nelson Aviation College in New Zealand after their training they are now on the streets looking for employment following a failed MOA signed between Central Provincial Government and an airline company for employment did not eventuate. 

However, Provincial Administrator, Gei Raga was overwhelmed yesterday when a Good Samaritan came on board to deliver a contract of employment for the four female pilots at Jackson Airport while farewelling Central students to study in Malaysia.

Chief Executive Officer and Director of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Wilson Sagati was the Good Samaritan, when CASA put their hands up to take the four female pilots on under their cadetship program. 

The contract papers for the female pilots were handed over to Governor Kila Haoda and Provincial Administrator, Gei Raga, who were at Jackson airport to farewell 20 Central students, who travelled to Malacca in Malaysia for studies.

The four are Gail Ravu, Selina Kule, Marie Auka, and Siolima Walo who will start employment on April 2 with CASA.

“I am very happy because the Central Provincial Government sent them for training and after returning Air Niugini did not abide by the agreement for employment so we looked around for Good Samaritans and CASA came on board,” Raga said.

The four pilots were on-hand yesterday at Central Provincial Government office to receive the good news from the Provincial Administrator,  Gei Raga.


Picture: Wilson Sagati from CASA, Governor for Central, Kila Haoda and his wife Lepapa and Provincial Administrator, Gei Guni Raga receiving the envelope with the contracts for the four Central female pilots. Picture by John Iamo, CPG Media. 

Annette Kora