Community Projects

PNGAAA host annual fundraiser dinner

It was a time to also celebrate outstanding contributions of over 5000 members towards Papua New Guinea's growth and development.
The event aims to serve as a platform to foster productive relationships between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and showcasing the enduring partnership between the two nations.
Prime Minister James Marape was guest at the event. He thanked Australia for the sponsorship of making scholarship possible for Papua New Guineans to access education.

K2.5mil for Ahi villages

Chairman of Ahi Investment, George Gware, said the K2.5 million profit from the group of companies will be managed by Ahi Prudential Development to work with their partners to run projects and programs in the six landowner villages of Butibam, Hengali, Kamkumung, Yanga, Wagang and Yalu.

“This is not the first funding that we have presented,” said Gware. “We made available funding in 2018 to get six buses for each of the associations. After that, we worked with the Lae City Authority and came up with partnership programs aimed at addressing law and order.

Kainantu hosts SME Expo

Kainantu Mining Project Coordinator – External Affairs, Ovex Jamaika said Kainantu Mining so far have spent over K1.2 million to support all community projects in Kainantu and Eastern Highlands Province.

This is under its community obligation and assured the Kainantu SME sector that they will continue to support SME exposition next year and onwards.

Eastern Highlands Provincial SME coordinator, Osborne Soso presented a cheque of K5000 to Yvonne Baru, SME facilitator for Kainantu SME exposition.

Torokina communities benefit from projects

These are funded through the Australian government’s Bougainville Community Grants Scheme.

The people of Ukoto ward built two poultry sheds, fully equipped with drinkers, feeders, lamps and stock feed, which has increased economic activity in the area and will provide opportunities for investment in other income generation activities.

Tanks handed over to Gagan Health Centre in Buka

In handing over the tanks, BSP Buka Branch Manager Julie Warren appealed to the Health Centre staff and Gagan community to look after these facilities as they will benefit the whole community.

“We hope our contribution will make a meaningful and lasting change in the communities,” BSP Buka Team also provided other items to the health centre in the form of mattresses and pillows.

Warren thanked the local community leaders and the people for giving BSP the opportunity to implement this project under the BSP Community Projects Program.

Bank bolsters communities with Christmas gifts

The project was undertaken by Buka branch staff with help from a local contractor and members of the community. 

The project took two months to complete and was handed over on Saturday 19th December.

BSP staff volunteered over the weekends to get their hands dirty with cleaning around the area, dismantling the old stage, carpentry work, installing sheet of roofing iron and finally giving the new stage a fresh coat of paint.

Kaimari market clean up

Before the clean-up began, the team engaged with the community in general sanitation practices and protecting the environment.

EMPNG community affairs officer, Steven Kadam said the volunteering provides an opportunity for the workforce to engage with the community in a meaningful way and demonstrates a strong culture of teamwork, encouraging each of us to give back to the community.