Ialibu-Pangia District

Utame Back-To-School Games

Community leader in Utame, Julius Kimba said the games were purposely organised to empower Utame’s youths during the school holidays.

The finals of the Back to School Games were played on 20th January in Tiri Village.

Kimba said while hosting the games, they had the opportunity to educate people about choosing a good leader in the 2022 National General Elections; a leader who would bring about change to Utame’s disadvantaged.

K1 million For Siwi-Utame Road

Recently, while announcing the K2 million funding for the road for East Pangia in Ialibu-Pangia District, Governor Powi also mentioned that a funding of K1 million has been allocated to Siwi-Utame Loop Road project.

The Chairman of Utame Elites Association, Teejay Pakawi and the leaders of Utame thanked the Southern Highlands Provincial Government for making funding available for the road project.

Utame Elites Association for change

Basic services have been lacking in the area for the last 47 years and elites of the area are determined to change the status quo.

The Association is now processing documents to get registered with the PNG Investment Promotion Authority.

Elites of Utame who formed the association are from Utame’s 10 council wards. They are working in different parts of the country.

Recently, the Elites of Utame met in Port Moresby and had several meetings, after which they incorporated the Association. 

Ethical public sector leaders can boost services

The launch of the district training roll-out coincided with the commencement of two PNGIPA short courses for district-level public servants.

More than 30 public servants from District Development Authorities will attend the courses over two weeks, including participants from the districts of Ialibu-Pangia, Nawaeb (Morobe), Nuku (West Sepik), Sohe (Northern) and Talasea (West New Britain).