Motu Koita

FODE empowers Motu Koita community

The event aimed to provide an opportunity for community members to explore the college, engage in various activities, and gain valuable insights into the significance of Motu Koita FODE.

The open day commenced with a vibrant display of traditional dancers who warmly welcomed attendees into the Motu Koita FODE campus. Visitors were then invited to embark on a comprehensive tour of the college, allowing them to understand the importance of FODE, its operational mechanisms, and how they can enroll for the upcoming academic year.

Digicel To Sponsor Hiri Queen

Digicel PNG and the Motu Koita Assembly announced this today and at the announcement Digicel Vice President, Lorna McPherson said Education is important to Digicel as evidenced by the amount of money spent on education through the company and the Digicel Foundation.

“To encourage the education of the Hiri Queen is something that is very important to us. We are also working with the TVWan team to create content and be able to show that culture and history to everybody and to the world.

NZ Backs Mobile Vaccination

This comes after a discussion with the Chairman of the Motu Koita Assembly, Dadi Toka Junior and NZ High Commission to push forward the initiative.

The New Zealand High Commissioner to PNG, Philip Taula also presented Motu version of printed COVID-19 brochures and posters that will be disseminated to the villages to keep them informed and protect themselves from COVID-19.

Students set to pursue second chance

The 2021 academic year was officially opened by Motu Koita Chairman, Dadi Toka Jnr, on Thursday, who welcomed students to the Centre’s second year of operations.

The Centre now offers opportunities to those studying Grade Nine as full correspondence students in addition to registration of students from grades ten to twelve.

Project benefits over 10,000 youths

This was revealed during the National Development Forum, hosted by the Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council (CIMC) last week.

A total of 10,605 youths in the capital city benefited from the project, which began in 2009.

The number exceeds an original target of 10,500.

41 percent of the total participants were women, while Motu Koita youths, who are the target of the project, were 12 percent.

So far, 1,168 trainees successfully graduated from job placement trainings.

Hanuabada landowners want Govt and authorities to survey land

This call by the Hanubada landowners comes after a stand- off with a construction company earlier this week who had gone down earlier this week to clear off a land belong a family who have lived off the land for five generations.

Landowners supporting the cause to remove illegal settlers, Russell Wavik says this isn’t the first time they’ve seen such and they are becoming minorities in their own land.

“Something has to be done, even though we know that time is very short for government to react but it is imperative that something must be done as soon as possible.”