Johnson Wapunai

Opposition concerned over vacuum in police command

Wapunai said that Central, Enga and East Sepik Provinces currently do not have Provincial Police Commanders following the announcement of the transfers of existing ones.

“There is now a huge command vacuum in those three provinces”, he said.

Wapunai said that what is more alarming is that experienced and competent senior officers from the Central Command in headquarters are being transferred to smaller provinces which is creating a vacuum in the national command and control structure.

Sepik MPs back Frieda Mine development

A press conference was hosted today by the Minister for National Planning and Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, Defence Minister and Telefomin MP, Solan Mirisim, and the Vice-Minister for Finance and Rural Development and Ambunti-Dreikikir MP, Johnson Wapunai.

Maru believes the project can unlock the vast economic potential of some of the most remote communities in Telefomin and Ambunti-Dreikikir districts.

New Boram Hospital will open: PM

 He said this when responding to Ambunti-Dreikikir MP, Johnson Wapunai, in Parliament on Tuesday.

Wapunai said there were rumours the project would not begin because the Government had no funding.

O’Neill said the project will be launched early next month and the funding for the project has been secured through a Czechoslovakian EXIM Bank Loan and counterpart funding from the Government.

“The Government has signed off on a concessional loan from Czechoslovakian Government,” said O’Neill.