Wong Blasts Kapavore

Minister Wong said Member for Pomio, Elias Kapavore and the Opposition are peddling fake news and showing total disregard for the lives and safety of citizens.

“Statement by the former Health Minister about the number of people recovering from COVID-19 is wrong,” he said.

This follows similar claims made my foreign anti-vaccination activists in other countries that have been discredited.

“The death rate for COVID-19 is not one per cent, as the Opposition claims with his misleading figure that one per cent of infected people have recovered.

Kapavore Disagrees

He believes there are other pressing issues for the public service to fix instead of restricting public servants from contesting in elections.

Mr Kapavore said the public servants who contest elections have much to contribute to the country and have reached a position in their career that allows them to do more with their experiences as public servants.

“At the top level, already at the Secretary level or at the CEO’s level, it’s now for them to actually do something different. We allow them to actually venture into other areas and take up the new challenges in life.”  

Pomio DDA Assists Students

The funding support came through its District Subsidy Scheme that allows for the payment to its student’s tuition fees.

Member for Pomio, Elias Kapavore was on hand to present the cheque at the University of PNG main campus on Tuesday this week.

The Member was warmly welcomed by the Pomio students who are members of the East New Britain Students Association.

Pomio District has continued to support its students through Tertiary Students Support scheme for the past four years.