Lealea village

Proper venue to hear disputes

This was stated during the opening of the community hall outside Port Moresby today.

ExxonMobil PNG handed over the infrastructure to the Lealea community as part of its community programs in the village.

The new hall in Lealea has been touted as an important place to meet and hold community events, but more importantly for the village court which has been without a proper venue for years.

New hall for Lealea, Papa courts

The hall will be used for village court sessions for the Buria Village and its 13 magistrates from Papa and Lealea Village.

Currently all court sessions are held at the Lealea Fish Market, also funded by Exxon, which will be returned for its original purpose.

The new hall cost K234,000 and will also be used to host other community events.

This is the first handover of a number of infrastructure projects carried out by ExxonMobil in 2017.

Free cancer screening ends on high note

Working in partnership with ExxonMobil PNG, the event’s main focus was on cancer awareness and prevention.

Free mouth and breast cancer screening was done hands on by PNGCF team with the help of some final year medical students from the University of Papua New Guinea, as part of their practical.

Participants were also surveyed to better understand their general knowledge of cancer, habits and behavioural trends within the province.