Kokopo district

Police Prevent Boycott At Malakuna

Voters expressed disappointment after finding out that the names of most of the eligible voters were not on the electoral roll.

Village leader, Jeffery Makupit said his people have the right to exercise their democratic right, however have been denied.

“Most of the eligible voters did not find their names on the common roll so the Electoral Commission officers rejected them from casting their votes”

Police presence on the ground including the New Guinea Islands Commander ACP, Perou N’Dranou prevented the situation from escalating.

Surge of support for locked down villages

Raluana LLG President, Tiolam Wawaga, was overwhelmed by the kind gesture.

Raluana LLG has been hit hardest with the 21-day lockdown, with the second case of COVID-19 being a local from there.

Raluana LLG President, Tiolam Wawaga said, the LLG is now working closely with the Kokopo district office to organise and coordinate the delivery and distribution of food ration to the wards of Ialakua, Barovon, Vunatagia, Bitabaur and Vunamurmur.

Kokopo district will light up, says Governor

ToBaining, who is also the Governor for East New Britain Province, says: “Since 2013 up till today, we’ve completed 40-50 kilometres of rural electrification”.

He describes those who now have access to rural electrification as being in the ‘front page’ as they are accessing power right at their doorsteps. 

“A few months ago there were commissioning of some of these rural electrification and again we will continue this year and 2017 and beyond to complete all the rural electrification in Kokopo district,” says the Govermor.

Church partnership boosted in East New Britain

This is the first of its kind for the province.

This was the initiative of East New Britain Governor and Kokopo MP Ereman ToBaining Jnr in line with the government's Public Private Partnership concept.

The group was formed under the watchful eyes of Rev August Waninara, who is also the church representative in the Kokopo district.

The council has organised three reconciliation services.

The first one was held last Sunday at Kabagap Primary School for zone 3 which includes Balanataman, Nanuk, Tinganalom, Ngatur, Ravat, Kunakunai and Turagunan.