Hula Health Clinic opens TB Laboratory

The TB lab will provide testing for the population in Hula and nearby villages.

On Monday 20th February, the TB Lab was opened. Child Fund Australia Representative, Michael Pine officiated at the opening. There to witness were the Central PHA board and members of the community.

CPHA Disease Controller, Pana Rim said the TB laboratory would ease the burden of the 14,000 people of Hula village and other nearby villages going to Port Moresby to undergo TB tests.

Skulls Found On Fisherman Island

Fisherman Island, traditionally known as Daugo Island has a peaceful community with a population of 1000 people and is located to the Southwest of Port Moresby, approximately a 30-minute dinghy ride from the Koki Fish Market.

Six clan groups from Hula in the Central Province inhabit the island.

Joel Keimelo who works for the Tourism Promotion Authority and a resident of the island sent word of this “chance exposure” to the PNG National Museum.

New Hula school calls for assistance

The Hood Point High School caters for students from the eight villages of Hula, Iruale, Irupara and Alewai, Kaparoko, Gemo, Kalo, Kamali, Babaka and Makerupu in the Rigo district.

Headmaster of the school issued the call for assistance during the school’s pioneer Grade 10 lunch recently.

The school, in its second year of operation, is headed by Vui Noka and nine other teachers. Seven of them are accommodated at the school while three are without houses.

2016 Electoral Roll update underway in Rigo district

Speaking from Irupara, Chief Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says the exercise is the first since formally launching the nationwide Electoral Roll update last month at Kwikilla station, Rigo District.

The Roll update in Hula and Irupara signifies the start of the program nationwide.

He explained that the exercise in Hula was also conducted as an insight for their donors and stakeholders on the capabilities of what the current PNGEC administration can do.