Central Provincial Government

CPG stages protest over criminal offences against its people

At the provincial assembly meeting, Governor Agarobe stated, “Our people have walked this land for hundreds of years and will continue to do so as there’s nowhere else to go for us Central people. We are already home. Unfortunately for us that very basic right enshrined in our Constitution on our freedom of movement has now been compromised as we, the indigenous land owners, cannot move around freely anymore on our own land.

MoU signed for Training hospital

The hospital, when built, will be jointly supported by the Catholic Archdiocese of Port Moresby and the Central Provincial Government.

It is expected to provide educational opportunities for the people of Brown River and Central Province, besides operating as a Technical School.

“St. Vincents are well known in Australia and they will be the ones that will be watching over the catholic training hospital here in Brown River,” the Cardinal said.

He added, there will be a co-ed skills training center that will offer courses in sewing, cooking and more. 

Agarobe says court decision a win for all parties

Granting the interim injunction against IRC, preventing the municipal government from paying 10%, 3% and 2% directly to Central Provincial Government, Gulf Provincial Government and Motu Koita Assembly. 

He said the decision is a win for all parties, including Central Provincial Government.

Central committee members sworn in

Senior Magistrate Bruno Saiho swore them in at the provincial headquarters at Konedobu.

The sworn in chairman and committee members are as follows; President for Rigo Coast LLG, Chillion Golu is the Chairman assisting the Governor.

President for Kuni LLG, Jimmy Aniawa, was sworn-in as Chairman for Public Accounts Committee and its members are Frank Kapipi President for Cloudy Bay and Sihl Ure, appointed member representing the business.

State stakes 30pc in Central Dairy Limited

A deed of novation is an agreement which transfers one party's rights and obligations under a contract to a new third party.

In this case, the rights have been transferred to the State to Kumul Consolidated Holdings, taking up 30 percent interest in Central Dairy Limited.

The signing signals the beginning of the joint venture company – the Central Dairy Limited – and reflects public private investment and partnership.

Induction for Central Province leaders

Elected leaders of rural local level government presidents and appointed members of the provincial assembly were in attendance last week in Port Moresby.

Governor for Central, Robert Agarobe, said he was happy with the induction program.

“Since I got in last year, I have had three assembly seatings so far, I was sweating because I had no idea how to conduct my assembly,” Agarobe said.

Successful EMPNG, Central govt partnership

This was revealed on June 22 at a PNG LNG project advocacy workshop between ExxonMobil PNG officials and provincial management team, consisting of senior managers in the Central Provincial Administration.

Deputy Provincial Administrator Marina Faiteli told the meeting that from the past engagements since 2013, sectors and divisions in the Central Provincial Administration are working together with ExxonMobil PNG.

“I’d like to challenge my officers in Central to take ownership of this program and let’s not depend on our partners to come and keep pushing us on what to do.

Former government officer found guilty

He will return to court on May 14 where submissions will be made on his sentence.

Kevin Unobo, 49 years of age from Gebea village, Central Province, was convicted on Friday for dishonestly applying to his own use a Toyota Land Cruiser, the property of the Central Provincial Government.

He was the liaison officer between the Central Provincial Administration and office of the (former) Governor Alphonse Moroi, in purchasing nine vehicles worth K900,000 for Central police to use in security operations for the 2012 General Elections.

Central government staff warned

The service also comes following the Waigani Committal Court's ruling last week, where it dismissed the criminal case against Central Provincial Administrator Gei Guni Raga.

Public servants from the Central Provincial Government today took time off to dedicate the year and realign their priorities.

They were reminded they are tasked to attend to people in the districts and be innovative in the respective sectors in the province.

Central govt to deliver relief supplies for villages

Villages from Aipeana, Veifa'a, Rarai, Gagaifua, Inawaia,Inawani and up towards North Mekeo villages of Apanaipi and upstream to the river villages will receive supplies on Thursday.

Governor for Central, Robert Agarobe, and Provincial Administrator Gei Guni Raga, will be at PB Cheung Koki tomorrow (March 8) to witness the loading of these relief food stuff of rice and noodles.