Governor for Madang

Madang launches Agriculture and Livestock partnership

Governor Pariwa told the crowd gathered at the Ron Bates oval that this government sees so much potential in the Agriculture and Livestock industry that they can immensely benefit from.

The Madang Provincial Administration has allocated K1.2m to kickstart its downstream processing initiative with the livestock department. The abattoir in Sagalau will be upgraded to host a downstream processing facility for livestock in Madang Province.

The same is anticipated for all agricultural commodities such as coffee, coconut and cocoa.

Governor Pariwa Meets with Chinese Ambassador

The meeting was described as the ‘fruit of the good relationship’ set by Governor Pariwa and Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Limited, with MCC now acting as the bridge to work hand-in-hand with the Chinese investors through the Embassy, to further serve the people of the province.

Ambassador Fanhua highlighted in the meeting that Ramu NiCo Management is the face of China in Madang and for a Governor to have more interest to partner with their state owned enterprise is a good sign for more Chinese investor confidence through the embassy.

SEZ Experts Visit Middle Ramu District

The JDI team also visited the proposed Rai Coast SEZ, led by Vice Minister for International Trade and Investment and Rai Coast MP, Kessy Sawang. They will visit Finschaffen in Morobe Province and Pomio in the East New Britain Province next week. A visit to the proposed Port Moresby Industrial Park and Western Province is also scheduled to conclude their visits to all proposed SEZ locations.

JDI has been working with the local experts to help Papua New Guinea formulate its SEZ Masterplan.

Maru Disputes Yama’s Claims

He said the claims were untrue. Maru was responding to claims made by Yama in a letter dated 1st August to the Electoral Commissioner to sideline the Returning officer for Madang.
Yama stated that the RO was sighted at the same vicinity as the Member-elect for Yangoru-Saussia with some police personnel and member-elect for Usino-Bundi at the same time. 

Millions of Kina spent only in POM: Governor

Yama made these remarks in Parliament during the grievances debate on Friday.

Governor Yama said millions of Kina are spent only in Port Moresby.

He said many roads built in the city are not economically viable and not many people are using them.

He added that the Government must at all times serve the interest of the people and not personal affiliations with contractors in the city. 

Yama pointed out a good example was the Taurama road which cost about K200 million, and the Gerehu-Nine-Mile backroad which cost more than K300 million.