East New Britain

Households to be held accountable

This follows the recent training in East New Britain Province that 13 of the 18 ward development committees (WDCs) underwent.

After the three-day training, participants were given two checklists to conduct a general community inspection as well as to inspect individual family homes. The checklists consist of 16 indicators each that focus on public health and general community cleanliness.

ENB govt applauded

The ENB government assisted with K200,000 to run the festivals from July 12th-16th.

Deputy chairman of the organising committee and Raluana LLG president, Tiolam Wawaga, thanked the provincial government and further acknowledged the ENB Tourism Authority, through its acting CEO, Grace Burua, and the ENB Provincial Administration, through the advisors for Commerce and Technical Services, for their support and contributions as members of the organising committee.

Governor opens Warwagira Festival

Governor Marum acknowledged the organizing committee and sponsors of the festival in making sure the event took place.

He encouraged the public to celebrate the event peacefully over the next few days, as Kokopo plays host to people from all four districts, coming in to perform.

“My only appeal to the public law and order is currently a big challenge in the province and we need to look after ourselves and the people that are coming in to visit our province. Show respect to tourists and our visitors,” he said.

ENB community conduct first aid training

The participants had a one-week long training last week at Vunga ward facilitated by the East New Britain PNG Red Cross Branch Coordinator Steven Kilalang and team.

Kilalang said CBHFA is a training that Red Cross PNG is undertaking throughout the country.

“There are two types of training one for business houses Commercial First Aid (CFA) usually ran for two days and the other type of first aid training is for the people in the community known as the Community Based Health and First Aid,” he said.

Pomio needs partnerships: MP

Local MP, Elias Kapavore, said development aspirations of Pomio are guided by its 5-year District Integrated Development Plan (2021-2025).

He, however, pointed out that realistically, the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) is still inadequate for one of the largest districts in the country, like Pomio. 
Having over 70 percent of East New Britain province’s total landmass of 15,000 square kilometres, development challenges are wide-ranging, with accessibility being one of the biggest.

Coca-Cola Sponsors National Mask Festival

The festival, celebrating the diverse mask cultures of East New Britain, will take place from July 12th to July 16th.

Tim Solly, CCEP's Commercial Sales Director, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with the festival organizers and the exclusive brand coverage that comes with being the naming rights sponsor. This is the first time in the festival's history that CCEP has been granted such an opportunity to be a naming rights sponsor.

Immunization rollout wraps up

This week, health workers comprising of 10 teams under the Rabaul Provincial Hospital (RPH), Gelagela Health Centre and Rabaul town urban clinic, are now wrapping up the immunization program which kicked off in May.

District Health Coordinator, Garry Mano said according to schedule, this week will cover mop-up which includes verification of data collected during the first two weeks of the rollout.

Kokopo Secondary observe WED

This year they made three carbon sink or green houses. The construction of the frames were pre-fabricated by the Grade 11 practical skills students, under the supervision of Social Science and Geography teacher, Elsie Ratchy.

It was a beautiful sight to see young students being sensitized about the importance of containing the carbon sink to preserve the environment.  Three grade 11 geography classes took the challenge to build the green houses.

The constructions were done the weekend before the actual World Environment Day which falls on Monday 5th June. 

Use WED to create policies: Senior officer

Sinivit LLG President and East New Britain Deputy Governor, Boniface Gerep, said by now, preventive measures should be in place by relevant government organisations to ensure the country can address or find solutions to pollution.

He said statistics show that only 9 percent of the 300 million tonnes of plastic manufactured in the world goes back for recycling, another 12 percent is destroyed or incinerated, while the rest, which is about 80 percent, is dumped and pollutes the environment.

Sinivit commemorates 50th anniversary

The program began with a 3-kilometre march pass from the LLG office in Sunam Ward to the Kadaulung junction in Laup Ward by students and teachers of Warangoi secondary and primary schools, Sikut and Rieit primary schools and LLG public servants, escorted by Warangoi police.

LLG president, Boniface Gerep, launched a two-day clean up program for all the 16 wards in the LLG.

The WED program coordinator and LLG Environmental Health Officer (EHO), John Piga, said no specific dates were set for the clean up program this week as it will depend on the individual wards.