Manam Disaster

PNGDF Manam eruption update

In a press briefing today, PNGDF and National Disaster officials gave media an update of the logistics currently on ground in the disaster area.

The PNGDF Commander, Gilbert Toropo, verified that the PNGDF has been on ground since the initial deployment team was sent in on Sunday after the eruption.

As of today, twenty six troops with a medical and communications team have been deployed from Lae with a naval ship currently in Madang to assist with the ferrying of relief supplies by authorities.

Manam still not forgotten

While they have been moved to a care centre, proper resettlement plans have been delayed for years.

And while that issue is yet to be resolved, the National Government now faces the same responsibility with the Kadovar Islanders in East Sepik Province.

While the National Disaster Centre scrambles to find alternatives and assistance to help the Kadovar Islanders, it is no secret that they are reminded of Manam Island and its non-concluding issues.