Enga Province

PNG CORE disaster appeal

This follows the landslide in the early hours of Friday May 24, 2024, which is believed to have buried many people, and affected close to 8,000 people from Tulipana and Kayokalam villages in the Maip-Mulitaka Local Level Government.

Enga on path to peace amidst tribal conflicts

Under the leadership of newly appointed Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Fred Yakasa, a four-phase strategy to instill peace began with a significant awareness program launched on April 16, 2024.

PNG Law Society calls for justice to prevail in Enga killing

Society president Hubert Namani said this during the post-march of the ‘Rule of Law’ yesterday in Port Moresby.

He said horrific acts captured in the videos shared via social media during the conflict, serves as a stark reminder of the need for swift and resolute legal action to deliver justice to the victims and their families.

“Disturbing videos circulating on social media, depicting the killers flouting their brutality with impunity, underscores the urgency of accountability,” he said.

Porgera Restart On Track

This is subject to several good outcomes and also the Highlands Highway continues to remain open and no further vandalism of project infrastructure. 

Following completion under the Porgera Project Commencement Agreement (PPCA) on 22 December 2023, the NPL team has stepped up and delivered outstandingly towards getting back into full production in Q3 as required by the PPCA.  The critical path to full production is re-standing or replacing relevant towers along the Hides Transmission Line.

Wage culture showcased

Drawing participants nationwide, the event brought together diverse cultural groups at Taiteges village in Logap, Kandep district.

Renowned performers, including the Nokondi Women's Singsing group, Asaro Mudmen, Hela singing groups, and Milne Bay's Mr. Ricky, converged with a significant representation from Upper Wage, fostering unity among local communities.

Vibrant traditional groups danced to kundu beats, and PNG music great Gedix Atege enthralled the crowd with music and laughter.

Dr. Billy hails PM Marape on reopening of Porgera

Deputy Leader of Social Democratic Party and member for Nipa Kutubu, Dr. Billy Joseph said the opening of the Porgera mine is expected to have a significant impact on the PNG economy.

“As the Marape Rosso government has emphasized, there might be short-term pain, but there will be long-term gain.

“The opening of the Porgera mine is expected to create employment opportunities, generate revenues for the government, and boost economic growth.

65-year-old inspires community

Not only is he sharing a Grade 9 classroom this year with students four times younger than him, but he has also been appointed as the student council’s president at Mulitaka High School.

Lagaip counting venue disputed

This follows after a one-day peaceful polling on the 31st of October 2023, were 70 boxes were retrieved and brought to the Wabag police station for safekeeping.

According to Acting Superintendent PPC Enga George Kakas, after the boxes were safely secured at the police station, the Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai directed the boxes to be transported by security personnel to Goroko for counting due to security reasons.

Ipape appointed as brand ambassador for peace

Kurai Foundation signed a two-month agreement with Ipape who will be the brand ambassador to drive the foundation’s peace program.

The Kurai Foundation Inc. has worked to bring peace and end tribal fights among warring tribal war groups in Enga for the past 12 months. This year the foundation intends to extend the program to Hela. 

Ipape will be engaged using media to bring the message of peace to the people of Enga and Hela.

CEO of the foundation Ghandi Katao explained why they chose Ipape to be their brand ambassador.

Enga’s engagement in PNG Labour Mobility Program

However, in a transformative move, Enga has emerged as one of the leading provinces in Papua New Guinea actively participating in the PNG Labour Mobility Program.

This initiative, set in motion in 2019 through a Parliament decision under the leadership of Prime Minister James Marape, has seen remarkable developments.

Under the visionary guidance of Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, the province has dispatched more than 369 youths to Australia.