Kupiano station

HCWs complete vaccine training

Through the funding from Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), ChildFund PNG (CFPNG) supported the Central Provincial Health Authority (CPHA), with the training for Health Care Workers (HCW) from Kupiano, Moreguina and Upulima.

Sixteen HCWs attended, including Acting District Health Coordinator Valu Vanua.

The participants were given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the COVID-19 vaccine, do proper data entry in Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, conduct vaccine advocacy and administration of the vaccine in the Health Catchment population.

​Murder charge upgraded for Central man

Malcom Vavari Manasah of Gavuone village, Abau, Central, appeared in court from police custody where his upgraded charge was read and explained to him.

Police allege that on July 19, at Kupiano station, Manasah, while under the influence of alcohol, swung a timber and hit a Uani Vanua on the head.

The fight took place at Manasah’s family home after he was caught by duty police personnel. This was during the counting period when a liquor ban was imposed during the National Election.

Officer gets 22 years for raping teen girls

Justice Panuel Mogish told the father of seven children, John Ware, when sentencing him to 22 years of hard labour in prison.

Ware worked as a community policeman and a security guard at the Treasury office at Kupiano station when he sexually assaulted two girls, one a minor then.

The victims were aged 17 and 14-years-old at the time of the offense.

The 39-year-old from Gavuone village, Central Province, pleaded guilty to the offense on Oct 11 and was sentenced last Friday by Justice Mogish.