Awareness conducted for locals

Executive Officer Ricky Mombi and Project Coordinator Sam Uyagaum visited the people of Iabu of Manam Island who now reside in the Potzdam Care Centre and Mambuan village in Yawar LLG, Bogia District.

The issues of the provincial government and administration highlighted and discussed to the people were;

  • Madang Governor’s election petitions
  • Administrative matters
  • Eviction and related risks to indigenous Madang people

Project awareness conducted by Mr Uyagaum were about SME and scholarship opportunities.

GST awareness for suppliers

The session is conducted by the Internal Revenue Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Finance.

The first day was on Tuesday, August 1st, where it was attended by ‘authorised withholders’ – which are the provincial governments, district development authorities and provincial health authorities.

The second and final day was for suppliers and service providers to these authorised withholders.

“It was positive to have the number that turned up,” said Acting Assistant Commissioner for IRC’s Tax Audit, Ranzoline Kalokalo.

Ex-Tusbabs bring awareness

These are former Tusbab students that have advanced into the University of Technology under various departments undertaken.

As part of their community awareness, they gathered together to inform, encourage and enlighten interested students, especially grade 12s, about how they can master their cumulative marks in their streams, in order to apply to the right courses or courses of interest.

CCDA Climate Change Awareness

This initiative aims to raise awareness about climate change among secondary schools in the National Capital District (NCD) and Central Province.

Erick Sarut, Acting Manager of National Communication at CCDA, announced that 22 secondary-level schools will be visited in June and July to conduct climate change awareness activities. Sarut emphasized the urgency of addressing the climate emergency and highlighted the significance of education and awareness in combatting this global challenge.

OTML stages week-long safety awareness

Awareness was carried out in all its operational sites, of Fubilan/Folomian, Tabubil, Kiunga, Bige and Port Moresby.

Safety Manager, Anna Ila said, “There has been an increase in trends from Light Vehicles and Mobile Equipment incidents over the past months. The theme is timely as it complements our efforts in addressing the issue.”

OTML started off its National Mine Safety Week with a Fun Run/Walk on Sunday morning, 30th April, with over 200 participants from OTML and Business Partner employees.

Health awareness promoted

The Southern Region 9s tournament has provided an avenue for promoting social issues such as HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, including general medical checks.

Tournament organisers said, “It is our responsibility to show respect to women and girls as partners in life and communities.” 

Constitutional Awareness At Arawa

This follows the region-wide launching of awareness and consultation program for the Constitutional Planning Commission, which was concluded in Buin last Thursday.

Members of the CPC in Central Region, led by coordinator Douglas Pisi, and Director of Justice, Dennis Kuiai, addressed the teachers and students of Arawa Secondary School on Friday morning, explaining the BCPC and its importance in creating a homegrown constitution for a new sovereign state of Bougainville.

Wong sends condolence message

He relayed this message at yesterday’s the launching of a handbook by the Council of Churches supporting the government’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Port Moresby.

“I pass my condolences to the families of our people who have lost loved ones to this dreadful disease that has engulf our country,” he said.  

To date, the National Control Centre has reported 266 COVID-19 related deaths and 24, 041 COVID-19 cases.

TruTru Wara support Pinktober

Through this partnership the PNGCF has visited over 20 locations across 5 provinces this month under the Pink Ribbon Labelled Tru Tru Wara Bottled Water.

Awareness in schools on illicit drugs

Mathew Nelson and his team engaged with students and teachers of schools including Kila Kila Secondary School, Koki TVET and Sevese Morea Primary, to educate students on the negative impacts of drug abuse and trafficking.

Nelson said no one is immune from the devastating consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

After speaking with the students and teachers, he is sure that students have a fair idea of the consequences associated with abusing and trafficking marijuana and homebrew, especially among their peer groups.