Kelly Naru

​Butibam road to be resealed

The 1.5 kilometre road from Kamkumung passing through Butibam village, and connecting Busu Road, will cost the Morobe Provincial Government K1.9 million.

The project is a commitment made by Naru during the opening of the Butibam Resource Centre, funded by the Lae District Development Authority (DDA), in August last year.

“This project will commence within the next few days and it will take eight weeks to complete,” the Governor said during the official ground breaking ceremony last Saturday.

​Naru warns Water PNG

Naru issued the warning after learning from Butibam villagers that Water PNG has given notice to shut down water supply due to non-payment of bills.

During the ground breaking ceremony of the re-sealing of Butibam village road last Saturday, Ahi paramount chief Nathanial Malac told Governor Naru and those gathered that Water PNG has issued notice to shut down water supply without considering their ownership of land and water.

Govt services must continue during election: Governor

During the Tutumang last Wednesday, he told the Provincial House that they would continue with their constitutional duties until the return of the writs.

The Governor stated that some of their LLG presidents would contest the National Elections but the majority of them will resume as LLG Presidents and be part of the Sam Sewec (Provincial Executive Council).

"It is crucial that government services continue to flow during the election period and therefore they will continue to provide services as required by the Constitution," clarified Naru.

MV YWAM PNG completes maiden voyage

In partnership with Morobe Provincial Health, the YWAM Medical Ships team delivered healthcare and training to over 4,000 patients in 23 villages during the last two weeks in the Tewae-Siassi District. Field activities included immunisations, maternal health services, dentistry procedures, eye care, health promotion and in-service training for local health workers.

Morobe Governor Kelly Naru said he presented a cheque for K500,000 to the YWAM Medical Ships team during a welcome ceremony at Lablab Station.

Damaged Bulolo bridge fixed

The section of the bridge at Warabung, at the border of Huon Gulf and Bulolo Electorate, has finally been replaced.

Continuous rain swept away a section of the Warabung Bridge more than a week ago, where youths capitalised on the situation by charging travelers toll for passing through.

However, Morobe Governor Kelly Naru visited the area and dished out K10,000 to the youths, asking them to refrain from collecting money from the public.

Private contractor Classic Engineering moved in, with support from the Works Department, and fixed the bridge.

PNG Professionals challenge Naru to arrest them

Spokesman Captain James Markop in a statement sent to Loop from China said it is with dismay that Naru had used or abused Parliamentary privilege by labeling concerned professional Papua New Guineans as domestic terrorists on the floor of parliament.

“We the citizens of Papua New Guinea have given you a mandate for 5 years to represent us, not yourselves in parliament.

People should directly vote for PM, says Naru

"We should address this issue in a way that will give stability to the Prime Minister,” Naru stated.

“And logically if we say that the government is of the people, by the people and for the people then the people can vote for the prime minister and not the Members of Parliament through their party system.”

He said this can be the only solution to many issues the country is facing in the government.

Naru, a constitutional lawyer, told the media in Lae yesterday that they can always change the Constitution to accommodate that.

Governor pledges aid for culture gifts

He also pledged to assist the PNG Education Institute as well.

Those groups were in the nation's capital for the opening of the 2015 Pacific Games last week.

His help  was in the form of cash, roasted pigs and drinks, which were shared with cultural dancers from Jiwaka, SHP, ESP, Simbu,  Enga, Oro, Gulf and Mikeo in the Central Province.

The Governor gave each group K400, 4 roasted pigs and drinks. 

He also gave K500 to the PNG Games volunteers at the PNG Education Institute for looking after those dancers.