Central Provincial Government

Isoaimo Queries Roadworks Delay

He raised queries this week during the Central House of Assembly meeting where the provincial budget was passed.

“In the 2020 budget, we budgeted from the Central provincial appropriation, out of your PSIP the two roads in my electorate need work, the Hiritano highway, which is the ring road that runs off from Agevairu all the way to Aropokina and onto the Bereina Junction to Veifa’a road which is a 12 kilometer road.”

Isoaimo stressed that this delay is not a good look for the provincial administration.

Central Women Query Promised Funds

Following the passing of the 2022 milestone K365 million budget, the women expressed their distaste at why their allocated funds of K256,000 for this year was not given to them as allocated and why the Central Province Council Women representative did not raise this during the budget presentation.

Central Province Women in Agriculture President, Freda Magini, said they are still waiting for the allocated funding and the new budget has been passed.

Central Passes 2022 Budget

The total amount of the budget was K365, 090,330 with the theme, ‘Lightening Burden Through Growth Creation’, in line with the National Government’s Theme.

The biggest chunk of the budget goes to provincial headquarters, districts and local level governments with K278,819,330.

Other budget allocations are:

Agreement To Preserve Historical Buildings

Acting Provincial Administrator, Francis Koaba said the undertaking comes under the Central Provincial Government’s tourism pillar.

“As part of the heritage program, we want to revive all the historical churches.  Some as old as 100 years such as the Yule Island Cathedral. The first missionaries landed on the island in 1884, 4th of July where the church building was erected. Today it is still there in its purest form,” said Mr Koaba.

Apart from the architectural value of these buildings, they present values, cultures and history.

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.