Gulf Provincial Government

Gulf backs cocoa redevelopment

In line with the national government’s directive for the agriculture industry, the provincial government is committed to reach the target set for the province, through an agreement signed with the PNG Cocoa Board this year.

The Gulf Provincial Government had initially signed an agreement in 2018 but it was never progressed until it expired.

Cocoa board hosts Gulf team

Cocoa Board national manager for extension, Charles Koel, said they have signed a number of agreements with districts and provinces to provide support and deliver extension programs to those centres and their farmer groups.

This week, Cocoa Board is hosting a delegation from the Gulf Provincial Government and its administration with a number of lead cocoa farmers.

The Gulf provincial team also revised a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that was established in 2018 with the Cocoa Board of PNG, but was not progressed until it expired.

Gulf Govt and CIC sign coffee deal

The agreement will cover a five-year partnership (2023-2027) valued on kina to kina basis. This will progress and increase coffee production in the district.

The deal was signed by Coffee Minister Joe Kuli, Kerema MP Thomas Opa, Gulf Governor Sir Chris Haiveta, and CICL chief executive officer, Charles Dambui, and witnessed by the Gulf Administration, coffee ministry and the CICL at Parliament House.

The signing now allows for support to come from both parties in terms of financial and human resource capacity to carry out coffee work in Gulf. 

Gulf Council of Women elect new leaders

The weeklong event started on Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th with the annual general meeting that was hosted by GPCW, sponsored by Gulf Provincial Administration and the Gulf Provincial Government.

Followed by National Council of women’s induction to educate the women on good governance and leadership and ended with an election to opt in new women leaders.

Climate Change Office needed in provinces

National Communication Officer, Jacinta Kull visited Gulf Province with a team to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing the Provincial Climate Change Office and Committee.

The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the establishment of the office, support the committee's plan and activities, and collaborate effectively between CCDA and Gulf Provincial Government.

Once the establishment is in place, it will allow for the effective dissemination of climate change information throughout the provinces in PNG.

Illegal fishing activities in Gulf confirmed

NFA’s Managing Director, John Kasu responded to questions raised by Gulf Governor Chris Haiveta saying that NFA is currently carrying out investigations in relation to the subject vessels CAPS 1 and CAPS 2, which were referred via the Governor’s complaint.

Both vessels are PNG flagged and each hold a fishing license currently issued by NFA. Both were immediately recalled from operations in the Umuda area in Western Province, and an investigation was initiated immediately to ascertain whether there were breaches of conditions of their respective licenses.