Independence celebrations

Lae residents commended

Deputy Operations Commander at the Lae Metropolitan Command, Nacca Paul, said while celebrations were hosted at various locations around the city, police noted a significant change in mindset. In the past, intoxicated individuals would cause unnecessary disturbances at public events. This year, there were barely any alcohol-related disruptions in the city.

“We did celebrate a successful 48th independence for Lae city,” Paul, who was in charge of independence operations, stated.

Elementary students celebrate with pride

Teacher-in-charge, Dennise Saragum, was overjoyed that her students, numbering at over 275, proudly dressed in their traditional wear and PNG colours and performed their singsing in their respective regions.

For over 5 years now, students at Emmanuel only dress in their PNG colours to observe Independence due to the limited space; the school is located within the United Church of Cassowary Road.

NIPG decentralizes Independence celebrations

In a move reflecting their commitment to inclusivity, a total of K142, 000 was disbursed, with each of the 142 wards receiving K1, 000.

This funding allocation was officially announced by Governor Sir Julius Chan during the recent inauguration of the Malendok road. He symbolically presented K14, 000 to President Felix Kaltubim, signifying the support extended to the 14 wards within the Tanir Local Level Government (LLG).

People’s Safety Guaranteed

The Southern Highlands police held a parade at the Imbonggu district office at Walume, last Saturday to assure the public of their safety.

Member for Imbonggu, Pila Niningi took time off to inspect the parade and make sure everything was in order and set before the show.

Deputy Operation and eastern end Commander Senior Inspector, Philip Kumo said manpower for the operation consists of 156 men divided into four zones.

Police: Peaceful celebrations in Manus

Provincial Police Commander, chief inspector David Yapu, said the main celebrations were staged at Independence Park in Lorengau town with flag raising by PNGDF HMPNGS Tarangau in the morning and lowering of the flag in the afternoon.

The Governor of Manus, Charlie Benjamin, who was the guest speaker, delivered a keynote address on the occasion of the 43rd Independence Anniversary to the people of Manus.

Yapu said the Police were out in full force to ensure the celebrations were staged peacefully and orderly.

WNB celebrates Independence in style

There were floats, marches and bicycle rides around town and a joint police and Correction service parade was held and was reviewed by Governor Sasindran Muthuvel

Muthuvel, when delivering his speech urged the people of WNB to uphold the values of family and unity among themselves.

He said positive thoughts and actions will always bring out positive results.

He added that our communities have our own cultures and must be followed and respected at all times.

Madang district will have better independence celebration next year

Minister Duban said this on Thursday while commenting on the need for people to celebrate independence in a true Madang way.

Duban said next year Madang District Development Authority (MDDA) will put K200,000 for independence celebration to bring together the people of Madang district from three three LLG’s Ambenob, MULLG and Transgogol.

He said next year will be bigger and better and people will celebrate in a true Madang way and with music, traditional and singsing festival.

Lae residents in PNG colors

Lae MP Loujaya Kouza in addressing the people of Lae city during the 41st Independence anniversary celebrations at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium admitted that there were problems deterring day to day operations of the Police force but with a young head like Wagambie, he is able to lead his 200 plus men.

“To have a young man like you Met Supt to tame 200 plus man in Morobe is not an easy road but you have managed to tackle law and order in the province with what you have,” Ms Kouza said.

Black brothers Add Flavour to Independence Celebrations

And it was in fact a very packed crowd, as people, still in their national colours, finished their 41st Independence celebrations with the band that set the foundation to the music industry.

38 years ago, the Black Brothers of West Papua, came to PNG on tour and lifted the music scene in PNG and inspired the birth of music recording label Chin H Min.

Lae celebrates at Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium

Many turned up in the black, red and gold colours – patriotism filled the air as residents witness a guard of honour provided by the soldiers of the Engineering battalion from Igam barracks.

Despite the heavy downpour in the morning this did not dampen the number of people who turned up.

Lae MP Loujaya Kouza dressed in the national colors was the special guest at the ceremony and called on unity to prevail as one people, one country and one nation.