Morobe Provincial Government

Governor clears stance on Wafi-Golpu permit

Governor Ginson Saonu said whilst he did not sign, he supported the Conservation & Environment Protection Authority, which paved the way for the issuance of an environment permit to Wafi-Golpu.

In a press conference with Lae media, Morobe Governor Saonu stressed on the phrase ‘in principle’, saying he agreed to the signing of the environmental agreement as a sign of good faith to the developer.

Content Plan, way forward for Morobe Province

Speaking during the occasion, Governor Saonu said the Content Plan is a first of its kind document that will guide financial resources mobilization required for the successful implementation of the Morobe Kundu Vision 2048.

“This plan will be the cornerstone for Morobe’s political autonomy, financial autonomy and economic self-reliance,” said Governor Saonu.

Fuel support for Morobe roadworks

The fuel drums were presented in the presence of MPG office Executive Officer, Walter Wikeo, to the Executive Officer for Mumeng Local Level Government, Sam Tani, at the Puma Energy Depot in Lae.

The fuel drums will beef up the operations of works machinery that are to progress the roadworks of Middle Watut in Mumeng LLG of Bulolo District and Leron- Wantoat LLG of Markham District respectively.

“It is the priority of MPG to ensure construction works for roads in the province progress.”

Wafi-Golpu Injunction lifted

This follows the dismissal of a judicial review proceeding between the Governor for Morobe Province and the PNG Government in relation to the Wafi-Golpu Project Memorandum of Understanding, by the National Court in Lae on February 11th.

According to a statement by Newcrest Mining, Mining Minister, Johnston Tuke, advised the WGJV partners that the State has withdrawn its support for the MOU, and instructed lawyers to take steps to set aside the stay order and terminate the judicial review proceeding.

Morobe govt plans to back LOs

In an effort to address this problem in Morobe, the Provincial Government has announced plans to support clans that want to protect their land.

Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu announced in Port Moresby today that his government will support clans to register their land, invite investors to partner with Incorporated Landowner Groups in commercial activities, create an economic corridor from Lae to Watarais in Markham, and build a new city at Nadzab.

New health centre to help Lae Top town residents

The building built by Lae Builders at the cost of over K350, 000 is situated at seventh street and will now serve over 200, 000 residents – a service muchly needed in this commercial hub of the city.

On the eve of the country’s 41 Independence celebrations, this marks a double celebration for the residents.

A proud Ward Two councillor Carol Yawing said while taking office she realised the need of health services in the area.

At present many city residents receive medical treatment at Malahang health centre and long queues a major concern.

Pay up, DWU tells Morobe Students

Apparently, the university had asked students under the provincial government scholarship schemes to withdraw from school due to non-funding.

Following a meeting between the school administration and student leaders last week, the university had extended the due date, giving students until 4:06pm yesterday July 29, 2016 to complete semester registrations.

Jason Imbong, president of the Morobe Students Association, said the Morobe Provincial Government on Tuesday this week, gave a K169, 750 cheque, and second payment to the association.

Lae police remain loyal despite challenges

Despite the trying times, Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr acknowledges the efforts of his police personnel for their obedience to order and exercising restraint  in the course of their duty.

Wagambie Jnr says that command and control at all levels have ensured that they have been able to contain situations that were known to be volatile as well as allowing freedom of expression in a safe and secure manner which did not cause any looting or violence on the streets.