Menyamya MP

Loifa applauded

Morobe’s newly-appointed provincial administrator, Max Brutan, stressed on road connections, which give access to people to move back and forth and, in turn, stimulate economic and social development.

Good roads mean active economic activities.

“It is very important that all our Members and leaders must stand together to ensure that we talk about road network,” he said. “For instance, we need to connect Kabwum to Lae, we need to connect Finschhafen, which the honourable Minister, Rainbo Paita, is doing.

Funding never reaches districts: MP

During the Morobe Provincial Government’s budget session at Tutumang Haus, Menyamya MP, Solen Loifa, expressed his concern that the Morobe Provincial Administration does not properly vet so-called contractors, who take the money and disappear.

“Planti mani lo provincial infrastructure grant no save kamap lo distrik,” he said.

“Em save pinis lo Morobe Provincial Administration hia lo Lae. Paper contractors come in here, finish the money and it never reaches the villages.

Menyamya MP passes away

Member for Menyamya, Thomas Pelika, passed away at the Angau Memorial Hospital this morning in Lae, Morobe Province. 

This newsroom was told that the late Pelika had a stroke a week ago and was rushed to the Angau Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted.

His colleague MP for Bulolo and Minister for Planning, Sam Basil, accompanied him to the hospital.

At the hospital, the doctors tried to stabilize him and medivac him to Port Moresby for operations but his condition did not improve, where he sadly passed away this morning.