Eastern Highlands Province

Community Health Post For Gorohanota

This has been promised by their local Member for Parliament, Aiye Tambua.

Tambua told the people during a recent visit, that the government at all levels are aware of the total population in the area and have realized that it is necessary to put up a functional community health post.

However he said when this health post is up and running, it will also serve hamlets of 4, 5, 6 and 7 Mile, Kafuku, Kefamo, Kotuni, Kabiyufa, Hela Massy and others.  

Businessman Supports EHP COVID Efforts

Local businessman, Raymond Naria, owner of Tawi Builders and Hardware Suppliers in Goroka was one of the first individuals to front up at the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority (EHPHA) head office and donated K10,000 to assist the fight against COVID-19.

Other business houses, organisations as well as individuals have donated in cash, food, water bottles, oxygen cylinders and various other supplies to support the health authorities.

When making the donation late last week, Mr Naria said the increase in COVID-19 deaths in Goroka and the province is frightening.

Curfew Imminent In EHP

An urgent meeting of the Provincial COVID-19 Response team held today has announced a 12-hour curfew is imminent and would start on Friday 01st of October at 5pm and ends at 6am.

 

The response team headed by the provincial administrator, John Gimiseve said the curfew is a response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in EHP.

Eastern Highlands is classified as one of the high risk provinces and has been well prepared for the pandemic, however with the arrival of the new Delta Variant the facilities have now proven inadequate.

Ramu 1 Royalties Due

Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment, William Duma said the issue is a legacy issue that in time, will be rectified through review and re-negotiation.

Eastern Highlands Governor, Peter Numu expressed frustration for his people in regards to royalty payments.

He said, “Ever since the establishment of Yonki Dam or Ramu 1, the provincial government and the landowners have not benefitted from any royalties as the natural resource owners. Absolutely zero.”

Everyday People: Kaye Pokana

Every day we tend to our flowers, plant flowers and also respond to requests for hiring. So we arrange flowers for decorations as well. There are pot plants for hire which we arrange for clients. We also do decorations for funerals, weddings, or graduations.

When there are small ceremonies around the town they used to call us so we arrange decorations for them. That’s how we earn our income.

This is our everyday life. So far I have 180 people registered under our organization. There are others who are interested but have not yet registered.

UN Women Celebrate Youth Day

The workshop was aimed at introducing and building understanding of the Sanap Wantaim strategy and tools for use.  

As part of celebrations to mark the International Youth day, UN Women engaged the 33 young people from 12 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to increase awareness on their role towards achieving gender equality.  The CSOs come under the Spotlight Initiative and Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF).

K10,000 For Bihute Poultry Project

Wife of the Prime Minister, Rachel Marape during a personal visit presented the cheque to the institution last week.

Present at the presentation was the Chief Executive Officer for the National Gaming Control Board, Imelda Agon who also made a commitment of K440, 000 to be distributed equally among the CS institutions across the country.

The K44, 000 will be utilized to open bank accounts for detainees and inmates.

Musave Community Health Post

The communities include Jurinofi, Unakafe, Nasenangka, Fomu 2, Musave, Tivinofi, Bitebe, Jenofi, Sonofi, Atiforo, Kerefa, Teveo, Tinkfio and Kurufi.

The brand new modern Community Health Post is being completed. It will be officially opened on Thursday August 12, 2021.

The opening will take place at Musave, where the health post is located.

The Community Health Post is jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank, the National Government, the National Department of Health and the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority.

LO's first priority in K92 spin-offs

Numu said this during the MoA Review in Kokopo, East New Britain this week.

The Governor said this expressing concern over potential external business interests taking over.

During the K92 Mine MoA Review Governor Numu urged the State to ensure that the commitments must be enforced as stated in the MoA, and that opportunities are given in order of preference as per the commitment.

O’Neill visits Okapa

Member for Okapa, Saki Hacky Soloma, said this when welcoming O’Neill and his delegation, who are on a two-day visit through the Eastern Highlands and Madang provinces.

The same sentiments were echoed by Member for Kainantu and Minister for Mining, Johnson Ibo Tuke, speaking for the other district Members in the province.

The first stop on the trip is to officially launch the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership.