Enga Provincial Government

Enga’s month-long COVID-19 awareness

A month-long awareness was carried out to remind Engans to make sure they keep themselves clean as well as maintain social distancing.

Governor Sir Peter Ipatas led a delegation to Wapenamanda district this week to continue on his month long awareness round.

Sir Peter told a gathering at Wapenamanda Primary School that it is important to observe basic rules like social distancing, maintaining personal hygiene and adhering to security instructions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Ban compensation claims: Police

Enga Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Joseph Tondop, issued the call when addressing Aipiap and Lanekep tribes in the province after the death of four people in a road tragedy in Wabag town on Tuesday.

He condemned the action of the culprits who were attacking innocent lives in public places.

He reiterated that crimes in public area reflect unethical behaviour of the very people who own the township of Wabag, in particular Aipiap and Lanekep tribes.

Exim Bank of China approves loan

This was announced by Treasurer, Patrick Pruaitch, when Parliament resumed today.

Pruaitch announced that the loan was approved on December 16 last year however, they have yet to formalise it with the signing of agreements.

He revealed this during ‘Question without Notice’ when Enga Governor Peter Ipatas, queried the funding of the Provincial Hospital.

“Once the loan agreement is signed then we will inform the Governor for the draw down to take place and the implementation of that hospital should happen in the first quarter of this year,” said Pruaitch.

PNG kickboxers miss World Championships

The team of 10 fighters mainly from Wabag, Enga Province was unable to travel due to the delay of issuing Visa and other additional cost needed.

The championship is scheduled to take place at Andria, Italy from November 7-13 attracting more than 50 countries which include PNG as a member country.

PNG Kickboxing Boxing Federation president Stanley Nandex said the lack of coordination of the code has affected major development and activities over the past four years.

Enga received over K100m this year, reveals Abel

This was revealed by National Planning and Monitoring Minister Charles Abel recently during the launching of PNG Power line to Tsak valley.

He said the funding allocated to Enga, under the 2015 budget, was to help build the teachers’ college, nursing school and the new hospital projects.

“The Government is doing this because it has trust and confidence in the Enga Provincial Government under the leadership of Sir Peter Ipatas’ ability to deliver important projects,” Minister Abel said.

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Enga launches K4.5m health facility


K23 million vegetable farm for Enga

The feasibility study for the K23 million projects to be located in Sirinki had been completed, and the signing of the ‘deed of agreement’ today paves way for ground work to start next month.  

The feasibility study started in 2014. 

Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas said this is the biggest public private partnership the provincial government is involved with in the province.

He thanked the National Government for releasing K5 million, which the EPG topped up with K1 million to pay for shareholding in the project.

Flights to Wapenamanda on the increase

Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas who initiated the arrangement 14 years ago, says flights have increased from one to 14 flights weekly.

Currently Air Niugini subsidiary Link PNG operates to Wapenamanda Airport which serves the entire province.

The Provincial Government started with K250, 000 airfares subsidise funding but in the last two years had increased the funding to K1 million, Sir Peter revealed.

He added that the subsidised cost for 2016 will be paid to the State-owned airline when funding is made available to the provincial government.