Morobe province

Buang road upgrade underway

The Bulolo District Development Authority under the leadership of local MP Sam Basil Junior engaged local contractor SS Ben Limited to upgrade the approximately 45-kilometre road from where sealing has stopped to Mambum village.

"Due to the seriousness of the deteriorating state of the road, we had to ask the contractor to pull out all their machinery from another of our road project at Apele to fix the Buang road," Basil Jnr said.

Ahi LLG census training underway

While interviewers are supposed to be visiting wards and villages starting on June 17th for the country’s fifth census, the delay in funding and training materials has pushed Morobe’s schedule a week back. 

Siassi heritage on display in Hawaii

Representing the vibrant Momase region, the troupe showcased the rich heritage of the Siassi Islands through their traditional dances, music, and customs.

With their intricate performances and vivid traditional attire, the Kurkur Cultural Group transported spectators to the heart of Siassi culture.

Lae police demand handover of suspects

Led by the acting metropolitan superintendent, Inspector Kamimiel Selot, police personnel and concerned Lae residents who are part of the peace and good order committee convoyed to the East Sepik settlement called ‘Geks’, to highlight taxpayers’ frustration at the rising law and order issues in the city, especially harassment and armed robberies. 

Erap Talent Show planned

The inaugural event aims to get its youths involved in creative and performing arts, literature, cooking and other areas of interests.

Event coordinator, Fredrick Jejeri, said the event was borne from countless requests from youths in the area, requesting for the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills.

Temporary Lae market opens

The Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the changes, saying the Main Market will no longer be in use effective Saturday, May 25th.

LCCI president, John Byrne, said: “All market service and vendors will be relocated to the temporary market located on Markham Road, operating from Monday 27th May 2024. This will likely be for a period of 18-24 months.”

Wafi-Golpu LOs give ultimatum

From the K100 million IDG from the national government, K50 million is for the Special Mining Lease, pipeline and outfall communities.

This will be the second payment; the first K50 million was used by the provincial government.

Jiwaka’s model rice farmer

This was evident during the April 19th graduation of 142 rice farmers at Erap, in Morobe Province.

Andrias was one of the farmers who had completed 20 weeks of irrigated rice farming training at the PNG University of Technology in 2023.

Clean water for St Michael’s parish

The Church takes care of over 100 street children and school dropouts, apart from its parishioners and hundreds of students from the St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

On Thursday (April 18) afternoon, the parish proudly launched eight water tanks – six 9,000L and two 5,000L – worth K50,000 under the Digicel Foundation’s community grant.

Preserving the art of Markham clay pots

The people of Markham, especially Zumim, will have the opportunity to showcase their culture and the skills that have been passed down for generations in the recently-launched ‘Markham Pottery Show’, which is scheduled to take place by the end of this year.