Menyamya MP urges constituents to embrace development

It is a new cut road that is set to connect at least three districts; namely Menyamya, Bulolo and Huon Gulf when completed.

Member for Menyamya and Vice Minister for Treasury Solen Loifa, who initiated this milestone project with funding support from the Marape-Rosso Government, was pleased to have visited the project site to get the progress report firsthand.

It is a 75-kilometre road and the contractor has so far covered 10 kilometres in three months, with 65 kilometre remaining.

25 become certified Village Health Assistants

The participants underwent a four-week Village Health Assistant (VHA) Training Program, supported by Hidden Valley Mine.

The training was led by four expert trainers from the Morobe Provincial Health Authority (MoPHA) and Bulolo District Health.

Wau-Waria District Administrator, John Orebut, expressed gratitude for the initiative and plans to provide additional support to the previous Village Birth Attendants (VBAs) and the newly trained VHAs.

Call for liquor ban in Bulolo

According to Member for Bulolo Sam Basil Jnr, he said there is an increase in incidents that are alcohol-related.

“Alcohol tends to ignite tensions and Bulolo caters for people travelling to Lae from Wau Waria and Menyamya and also from Marawaka (EHP) and Kaintiba (Gulf). We do not want to cause problems, conflicts and disturbance to business along the Bulolo Highway,” said Basil.

Basil Jnr said it is also becoming a norm for offensive weapons such as bush knives, catapults and guns and now wire catapults are carried around openly in public.

Rosso condemns tragic Bulolo killing

“I am deeply saddened and angry to learn of the tragic and senseless killing of Lorna Nico, 39, from Sohe in Oro Province, who was married and lived in Bulolo District,” Rosso said.

Reports indicate that she was accused of being a witch by “prayer warriors”.

Rosso said, such accusations, followed by acts of violence, have no place in society and the country and goes against the principles of justice, humanity and compassion that the nation upholds.

Bulolo registers for Momase regional games

The Momase Regional Youth Games will be hosted in Madang District from September 25th – 30th.
Bulolo district manager, Frazer Peter said Bulolo was prepared in advance when they initially received advice from the Morobe Sports Division to conduct its District Games in December 2022 in preparation for the Morobe Games in 2023. 

“We conducted competitions for a number of codes and that’s when we selected our best athletes. Today we have a full squad ready for either the Provincial or Regional Games,” said Peter.

Basil Jnr leaps ahead: Count 1

Bulolo Open

  1. Sam Basil Jnr – 1,907
  2. Russel Yakam – 664
  3. Greg Konjip – 459
  4. Noel Zasu – 245
  5. Tae Guambelek – 172

Morobe Regional

  1. Kemas Tomala – 1,711
  2. Luther Wenge – 546
  3. Joshua Menos – 414
  4. Ginson Saonu – 386
  5. Jennifer Baing – 219

Counting was suspended at 9pm yesterday (July 15th). It is set to resume today (July 16th) in Bulolo district.

Women Fed Up With Crime

During the presentation of police vehicles to Bulolo and Wau police yesterday, a women’s group took the opportunity to air their frustration at the Wau main oval.

Lawlessness has been a problem in Bulolo and Wau for over a decade.

New Police Vehicles For Wau, Bulolo

The landowner group of the Hidden Valley mine, Nakuwi Association presented three new vehicles to the law and order and justice sector of the Bulolo and Wau-Waria districts in Morobe Province.

A vehicle each was given to the Wau and Bulolo police stations, and to Morobe’s magisterial services.

Valued at K1.2 million, Nakuwi Chairman, Rex Mauri said Wau and Bulolo have always been labelled as “cowboy towns” due to the severe deterioration of infrastructure and services, compounded with the influx of alluvial miners.

K3mil for Buang road

This follows the presentation of K3 million to contractor, Kaiaworks, to seal an extra 8km of the Gabensis to Buang road.

Just like the many other rural districts of PNG, Buang Rural LLG in Bulolo district struggles to access basic government services due to poor or a lack of infrastructure.

Sponsorship to Kaindi

Twenty-five students in the district will be sponsored to attend the Divine Word University’s Kaindi Campus in Wewak, East Sepik Province next year.

Local MP and Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil, while attending to the burial of the Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare in Wewak in March, made the undertaking after holding discussions with campus president Dr Ariockiraz Lawrence,