Minister for Inter-Government Relations

New fire trucks for PNG

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu, announced in Parliament last week that this is part of the upgrade to ensure the service is prepared to deal with fires.

Isifu said many homes were lost due to fires however, the Fire Service lacked the support to deal with the issue.

“Considering that APEC and other important meetings are coming up, the Government is set to getting and re-fleeting trucks all around our country.

“We are ready to bring in 22 new fire trucks to replace and re-fleet the rundown trucks around the country.

Kadovar relief assistance launched

The centre for relief supplies was launched on Friday by Minister for Inter-Government Relations and Member for Wewak, Kevin Isifu, along with the director for the National Disaster Center, Martin Mose.

Isifu thanked stakeholders for making sure that the people of Kadovar are safe and that the disaster has been managed properly.

“We have now brought the necessary relief supplies to the island and have taken care of the needs of the displaced people of Kadovar Island.”

Electoral Boundaries Commission to be resurrected

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu, said financial impediment has resulted in the closure of the commission for about a year or two.

Minister Isifu said financial constraint is the main concern that the Government will be looking into to resurrect the very important body within the Electoral Commission.

He said one of the main challenges as well was the location of the electorates.  

“Many electorates have raised the concern but because of funding constraints, work has been put on hold.”

Partnership puts focus on local priorities

The Partnership Arrangement for Improved Decentralisation and Service Delivery was recently signed at Parliament House by Kevin Isifu, Minister for Inter-Government Relations; Richard Maru, Minister for National Planning and Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis.

The Partnership will support Papua New Guinea’s priority of improving service delivery, economic opportunities and community development by empowering provinces and districts.