Motu-Koita Assembly

K25m Funding For Metoreia Health Centre

The Metoreia Health Centre will be built at the cost of K25 million with funds donated by the Government of Australia.

Motu-Koita Chairman and Deputy Governor for NCD, Dadi Toka Jr was moved by the enhancement of a dream for the elevation of his people’s health care through the financial support of the Australian Government.

New era for Motu-Koita

He said this during the swearing in of the MKA Assembly members at Hanuabada on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by NCD Governor, Powes Parko, Moresby South MP, Minister for Lands and APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, Police Minister, Jelta Wong, and Motu Koita Villagers.

It was a huge turnout as locals witnessed a change of guard from the last 10 years.

Dadi Toka Jnr said the result of the MKA Election was a solid confirmation of the need for change, with only three members form the previous 17 returning.

Canoe racing treat for Pom residents

Teams from Central Province and Motu-Koita will vie for awards and cash prizes during the two-day canoe racing fest on Friday (Sept 30) and Saturday.

David Davai, a member of the Motu-Koita Assembly and coordinator of the competition, says the canoe race will coincide with the sailing of the Lagatoi out from Manubada.

Three separate divisions of C, B and A Grade will take part in the competition, which begins at 9am, and presentations of awards later in the afternoon.

Both C and A Grade will race on Friday while the B Grade division race is on Saturday.