Gen-Tamo celebrates 10th anniversary

The school shares premises with the Morobe Special Education Centre at Eriku.

A double celebration was hosted on Tuesday; Gen-Tamo’s 10th anniversary as well as the launching ofQuoreka’s new book on early childhood learning.

Principal Nakau, who hails from Siwai in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, said the Gen-Tamo Headstart School initially started as an early childhood learning centre, catering for children aged 2-6.

As the years progressed, new grades were added.

“He (Quoreka) met me at a training on child development,” said Nakau. 

Lae homes damaged

A community at Four-Mile, ward four, stage two, lost their properties during the February 17th torrent while over 40 homes were damaged when the storm water diverted from its original course and flowed through people’s homes, polluting drinking water, flooding toilets and displacing families.

Community leader, Pastor Joseph Nianfop, has lived at Four-Mile for 15 years now. He said this is the second time for such an occurrence.

Limited fuel in Lae

This is a result of Puma Energy’s restrictions on fuel supply in the country due to ‘unresolved foreign currency constraints’.

At Top Town, the TotalEnergies service station put handwritten notices near its pumps, stating ‘No petrol’. Total gets its fuel from Puma Energy.

At Snackbar, Ryan Maiah of the Huon Gulf Service Station advised drivers at 11am today that petrol is no longer available.

“Puma Energy has fuel but they have an issue with the Government in terms of foreign exchange that is why they have not supplied fuel since last week,” he stated.

Queenpads delivers workshops in Lae

At Taraka Primary School, Wawin National High School, and Lae Urban Ward 2 Women's Association, the team spoke to schoolgirls, female teachers, and women, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing menstrual needs and ending period shame and stigma. Each participant received a reusable Queenpad.

In Zifasing village, the team spoke to women working in biomass plantations and nearby communities, providing them with reusable Queenpads and educating them on menstrual hygiene practices.

Trukai conducts TruAdventure Lae draw

In front of a large crowd at Raumai 18, at the Main Market, a police officer pulled out the lucky winner’s name, and handed it over to the FM 100 crew to call, live on air.

The winner answered using the winning tagline: ‘Mmmmm, em i Trukai’.

While the team is verifying the identity of the winner, Momase regional sales manager, Clint Hamei, said the TruAdventure promotion was one of Trukai’s biggest promotions of the year.

“It started early in December and ended at the end of January, basically promoting Trukai rice, which is our biggest brand.

Not for Morobeans only

Governor Wenge repeated the requirements to hundreds of tertiary students today at Tutumang Haus.

Pikinini mas stat lo elementri lo Morobe, na pinis lo Morobe,” he said.

 “Yu Sipik man, pikinini blo yu skul lo hia from elementary to Grade 12, you must produce the certificate to prove your kid went to elementary to Grade 12 in Morobe Province.

“That’s the minimum requirement.

“And you’ll get a 100 percent scholarship.

Register for Lae charity golf!

All proceeds raised from the golf event, which is set for Friday, February 3rd, will go towards the purchase of much-needed patient drugs.

“Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited will once again host its annual charity golf challenge under a new format that will see the Inaugural Charity Golf challenge in Lae, which will coincide with World Cancer Day.”

Lae Golf Club is encouraging companies, groups and individuals to register a team now.

“You can get a flyer and registration form for those companies or individuals who may be interested in putting in a team.”

Philemon, Ahi LOs acknowledged

Before cutting the ribbon to officially open the four-lane concrete road on Tuesday, the 24th of January, Lae MP John Rosso said the four-term MP and former Finance Minister, Philemon, is also an Ahi landowner from Butibam village.

Rosso further paid tribute to the people of Ahi, thanking them for letting Lae be the provincial capital of Morobe.

Upgraded Eriku access road opens

The once pothole-ridden access road has finally been given a facelift, with commuters no longer having to navigate around crater-like potholes.

Work commenced in September through the 20 percent GST agreement between the Lae City Authority and Morobe Provincial Government.

It was successfully completed and opened on Wednesday, December 28th, for the public to use and access the supermarkets and the nearby motel.

Ample time given to settlers: ELCPNG

Portion 354 at Malahang, in Lae, was the centre of a court proceeding that started in 2006 and finally came to a close on the 25th of March, this year, when Justice Paulus Dowa ruled in favour of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG.

Settlers occupying that area were given four months to vacate the place; a period that lapsed on the 25th of July, which saw the ELCPNG advise settlers of the deadline.