Funding support for CHW college

Sawang who is also the Labour and Employment Minister arrived unannounced at the school to fulfill a commitment she made in the past to support the institution and the health centre.

She announced a funding of K100,000 for the school’s mess hall and an additional K500,000 for a 4-in-1 classroom in 2023. Bore water will also be provided.

The school currently features two bush material staff houses, one bush material mess and a girls' dormitory.

K17m budgeted for sports

K12 million will go to the Pacific Games and the remaining will be used to finance the long awaited PNG Games. A portion of the remaining K5 million was used in assisting athletes representing the country in Trinidad and Tobago events.

With this significant amount of money made available, PNG Sports Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Albert Veratau, says PNG is expecting good results.

Veratau said, although PNG has won the Pacific Games before, the country expects a win in the Pacific Games outside of PNG.

‘Where did our K2 million go to?’

Frustrations have mounted after a delegation from the Health Department visited the health facility in Menyamya last week and advised that it will be closed as the work environment is not conducive, the infrastructure and staff houses are falling apart, the meagre supply of medical tools are rusty or worn out, and there is no electricity or proper running water.

Community health worker, Pauline Gaigami, lamented that from the annual K10 million district services improvement program funds, K2 million was supposed to be for the health sector.

Freighting agencies receive funding support

Coffee Minister Joe Kuli said this when presenting dummy cheques worth K1 million to various third level airlines and shipping agencies on Monday, July 31, 2023 in Port Moresby.

Minister Kuli said the volume of coffee freighted from these airstrips would increase if jetties and airstrips were upgraded and maintained.

He said the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) already has a program called the Freight Surety Scheme (FSS), which has been working closely with the freighting agencies to move coffee out from remote areas.

WNB Nursing School receives funding support

Governor Sasindran Muthuvel and Talasea MP Freddie Kumai recently presented a cheque of K200,000 to the school management. The funding comes from the Provincial Services Improvement Program (PSIP).

In addition to the provincial government's contribution, Mr. Kumai pledged K100,000 from the Talasea District Development Authority.

MP Kumai emphasized the DDA’s development plan to improve health services in the province. He mentioned plans for building the Talasea District Hospital and establishing cottages for trainees.

U.S. keen on expanding connections

In a statement from the Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. department of State, says, “We are also leveraging connections with academia, sports, and the private sector to build connections between our peoples.

K17m for Western Province Projects

While on a tour of rural areas of the province, PM Marape announced before the handover of the cheques that K7 million of the cheques presented is for the upgrading and sealing of the road works in Daru. This cheque was presented to a locally based contractor. 
He said another K5 million cheque will go towards the start of punching in a new road from Oriomo to Wiem.  

Over K600,000 for Gulf festive Ops

During the Police Operations launch in Kerema yesterday, Gulf Provincial Administrator Emmanuel Xavier committed K400,000 on behalf of the Provincial Government while Kerema MP Thomas Opa presented a cheque of K150,000.

The Kikori DDA had presented K93,000 in November during the awareness phase of the operation.

This brings to a total of K643,000, this is over half a million kina committed for festive season security operations in the province.

NRI hails Gov’t support

The support in the construction and maintenance of the PNG Knowledge Hub Precincts including the Sir Henry Chow Building is in line with the Government’s emphasis on evidence-based decision-making and policy formulation based on data and research.  

The Government allocated K4 million for feasibility and design and approved facilities upgrade and construction from 2024. 

Marie Stopes PNG Gets K1mil Help

The project funding support will go primarily to aid Public Sector Strengthening activities, with a small outreach pilot program in all Southern Highlands, Gulf and Hela Provinces.  

Country Director, Angelyn Famudi in her opening remarks said that MSPNG does well in its efforts to reach even those in the furthermost parts of the country with whatever means necessary and as such feats require support, OSF has come into play with funding that will help to reach far in the PSS activities.