Morobe Provincial Government

Morobe Seeks Govt Help

Governor Saonu and his team comprising business, technical and policy officials of the Morobe Provincial Administration met with Deputy Secretary (Policy) of the Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council, Mr Frank Aisi, in Port Moresby to seek policy and advisory support from the Department to progress and implement the policy.

Saonu calls for support on policy

Saonu and his team comprising of business, technical and policy officials of the Morobe Provincial Administration met with the Deputy Secretary (Policy) of the Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council, Frank Aisi last Friday and discussed ways to promote this policy initiative.

The team also seek policy and advisory support from the Department of PM & NEC to progress and implement it.

Aisi represented the Department on behalf of Secretary, Ivan Pomaleu met the team at the Policy Division of the Sir Manasupe Haus Building

MPG SME workshops are free: Official

The division of the Morobe Provincial Content Plan made this statement following reports of people posing as MPG staff and fraudulently charging locals.

Policy and strategy analyst for the content plan, Noah Ariku, said: “It has come to our notice that certain individuals are claiming to be employed under this program and are charging fees to members of the public for SME workshops, awareness and registration around the province.

MPG aims to empower local entrepreneurs

The Morobe Provincial Government has made the commitment to help Morobeans access the state’s funding assistance, which is part of the K200 million budgeted in 2020 to support local businesses.

An awareness session on the new MPG MSME & Cooperative Societies program was conducted at the Immanuel Lutheran School yesterday, attracting a large turnout of locals who were keen to learn how to start their own businesses or cooperative societies.

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.