Comply with gov’t procurement process

This was stressed by the Provincial Finance Advisor, Marsha Paulias during a two-day Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) in-house training which started yesterday for Section 32 officers and Authorised Requisition Officers (AROs).

The Section 32 officers comprise of the Provincial Administrator, Deputy Provincial Administrators, Sector Advisors, District Administrators and LLG Managers; while AROs are the administration officers.

East New Britain was one of the first provinces to pilot the IFMS in 2017 which replaced the old Provincial Accounting System.

Health Minister denies drug shortage claims, again

The allegations on shortage of medical supplies are being recirculated on mainstream and social media.

The concerns were initially brought to public attention in May this year, where Professor Glen Mola, the head of the discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of PNG, said they heard during a Port Moresby General Hospital staff meeting that the many thousands of HIV positive people on treatment may not have any medicine to take.

APEC Authority CEO calls for honesty

He said it is of paramount importance that service providers must obtain purchase orders before commencing work to ensure they are compliant with financial management processes.

Hawkins made the comments after concerns were raise against the Eastern Highlands Provincial Government by suppliers seeking payment after the recent APEC Regional visits to Goroka.

Hawkins said there were a number of claims that had been sent for review by the provincial authority.

Bolt claims third gold in 100m sprint

Bolt crossed the line in a season's best time of 9.81 seconds, with American Justin Gatlin just seven hundredths of a second slower to win silver yesterday.

Canada's Andre DeGrasse took the bronze.

The win takes Bolt a step closer to his goal of winning a historic triple-triple, which is the combination of winning gold in the 100m, 200m, and the 4X100m relay, in three consecutive Olympics.

The men's 200m sprint heats get under way on toda.