Namatanai lawyers conduct awareness

One of the facilitators, Vanessa Nongkas Kihanges, a consultant with Miarosa Consultants, said the aim of the event was to educate participants on their basic legal rights, the court system, court procedures and penalties under various laws, such as the Summary Offences Act and Criminal Code.

The workshops were conducted on June 27th to July 2nd at Bo Village, Namatanai Village, Punam Market and Karu Village.

K600,000 Waste Study

NDDA Chairman and Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt said the purpose of the K600,000 feasibility  study is to develop a best management system to cater for all the waste in the town and surrounding areas.

“We continue to pile rubbish in one location in town and there is a stench and it is also very unhygienic and an eyesore for the town users.

“I’m trying to address this and now I have got Pacific Green Technologies Eco-Solutions professional service to see what they can provide for us to cater for all the waste produced by human beings,” said Schnaubelt.

Capesena School Opens New Classrooms

Member for Namatanai Walter Schnaubelt, said this when he visited the school to officiate at the opening three classrooms and an administration building.

The new buildings were constructed at a cost of about K95,000.

Schnaubelt praised how organized and disciplined the school was, and commended them on the parade they put on for the visiting dignitaries.

Kimadan Gets TB Facilities

Two male and female TB wards and four units for health workers were built at a total cost of K416,000 through counterpart funding from the Namatanai District Development Authority (NDDA) who contributed k300,000, with K30,000 paid by the Big Tabar landowners Association. The remaining balance was paid by the United Church Christian Health Services and the Kimadan Health Center.

When opening the facilities, Namatanai MP and NDDA Chairman, Walter Schnaubelt said partnership is key to development in communities and without it, the district would not go far.

Schnaubelt Questions committee

He said there was no proper public consultation and that it was a one-sided decision.

“What is the purpose of establishing a provincial constitutional committee months before the election?” Schnaubelt questioned.

“We have nothing to hide, we have spent the money delivering services and have acquitted all the funds. Be careful, do not use this committee as a witch hunt,” he warned.

Namatanai DDA acquits funds

During the presentation by the Namatanai District Development Authority (NDDA) board on Friday, deputy secretary operations of the DIRD, Steven Rambe, said: “Thank you for doing the right thing. This is evidence to show that you are delivering for our people and it shows how funds are being used to develop the district.

“I commend you for putting people’s interest first among any other things and that should be emulated by all the other MPs,” Rambe told Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt.

Pruaitch initiated as Namatanai ‘maimai’

The initiation marks the bond and partnership between the people of Namatanai and the Opposition.

Dressed in traditional ‘Maimai’ (chief) attire, Opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch was hoisted on a wooden chair along with Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt and other leaders, including the Executive Manager for Newcrest, Craig Jetson. 

Pruaitch said such an initiation was a mark of friendship and partnership with the people of Namatanai and pledged to work with their local MP to bring services to their doorstep.

NID roll-out for Namatanai

This partnership will see the collection of data for over 90,000 people in the district of New Ireland.

A joint ownership and partnership Memorandum of Understanding for the collection of information and issuance of birth registration and national identity cards in Namatanai was recently witnessed in Port Moresby.

“The agreement we signed is the standard agreement we signed with all other members of the parliament, the ones that come to the fore and help us,” said Acting Registrar, Noel Mobiha.

NIP medivac success story

That was the strong message portrayed in Namatanai as not one, but two lives were saved recently by the Manolos P2-NTI Medivac Search & Rescue Emergency Chopper. 

Minol Tomaibi, (mid 30's, male) was suffering from a severe Barracuda bite wound sustained while diving and Leonie Misirom (age 36, female), who was 2 months pregnant, was facing heavy blood loss following a miscarriage.

The heavy loss of blood has resulted in Misirom having low blood level, leading to severe anaemia with HB (haemoglobin) level of 4 grams. 

Namatanai, Komo-Margarima writs returned

Receiving the writs, Gamato thanked Kliawi for conducting the elections in Namatanai and declaring the member elect on time.

Gamato said election is a big race that many people took part in but there is always one winner at the end.

He stated that a lot of people said negative things about the 2017 elections on social and mainstream media, but results coming forth have proven them wrong.