Motu Koitabu

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Their lands have been taken away from them and their villages lack basic services, among other things. This will and must stop!

This was the main message to more than a thousand people gathered on Wednesday evening at Gabi village, Hanuabada, to witness the first rally of Moresby north-west candidate Russel Simon Wavik.

Wavik is running under the People’s Progress Party banner.

The message was clear, it was time for the people to choose a person they believe would lead them to fight for their livelihood.

Motuans come together to mark Repentance Day

The solemn assembly was organised by the Motu-Koitabu Indigenous Prayer Network (MKIPN).

People travelled as far as Gaire, Tubuserea, Papa and Pari to join Vabukori villagers and the surrounding communities like Taikone and Kilakila, as well as United Church members within the city.

The ceremony began with the blowing of the trumpet and went on to the reading of scriptures, explanation of the Covenant, public reading and repentance of the Ten Commandments.

There was a release of blessing over the nation, city and the land and over the seven mountains of influence.