National Gaming Control Board

NGCB continues financial support of code

The official announcement of the continuation of the partnership and support was made recently.

CEO of the National Gaming Control Board, Imelda Agon, met with executives of the PNG Rugby Football League to officially announce that the Government of PNG will continue to support rugby programs under the PNGRFL.

PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka had nothing but praise for NGCB and its continued support over the past seven years.

NGCB committed to support rugby league

The NGCB are the naming rights sponsor of the PNG Prime Minister’s XIII team that will take on the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII next Saturday in Port Moresby.

“The NGCB, on behalf of the government, believes that sports is the way to bring everyone together.”

Agon went on to say that the SP Hunters, against all odds, have done extremely well and are a success story.

“Through us continuing to back the PM’s XIII, we believe one day that PNG will beat Australia.

​Free mammography for 2000 women!

Mammography is a low-dose x-ray procedure to see the internal structure of the breast and is commonly used in examination of breast cancer – one of the most common cancer in women.

The free screening will be given to women who are over 30 years of age, have history of breast cancer in the family and have been referred to by any government or private hospital/health centre or an Health Extension Officer.

PIH will also conduct pap smear tests for cervical cancer, to address two types of cancer at one time.

NGBC will be funding this program for K350,000.

2017 PNG Women’s Snooker Titles launched

PNG Billiards and Snooker vice-president, John Chan, said the event will feature 40 players.

“Registration and nomination is K150 per player if you play in the Port Moresby Pacific MMI competition. It’s K200 if you don’t play in the Pacific MMI competition.

“The briefing and draws will be done on the evening of Monday May 29 at the Lamana Q Club. The event will start the next day and end with the finals of Saturday June 3,” said Chan.

Government must increase funding to support programs

This was stressed yesterday by Cardinal Sir John Ribat at the opening of the first ever HIV Summit for PNG Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV and AIDS at the Stanley Hotel.

Cardinal Ribat said the PNG Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV and AIDS is an association of heads of churches who have joined forces to demonstrate their leadership support and commitment towards addressing root causes of HIV.

“This includes other related issues or cross cutting issues in PNG,” he said.

NGCB donates K200, 000 to MPIP PNG

NGCB believes in women empowerment and has been backing the pageant for several years now.

Presenting the cheque on behalf of the company, Chief Executive Officer, Imelda Agon, acknowledged the efforts put forward.

She said for one, this prestigious event allows young Pacific women to showcase their individual nation’s cultural diversity and sets the platform for them to intellectually and wisely contest against each other for the crown.

​NGCB launches first housing policy

The policy was officially launched in Port Moresby by NGCB chief executive officer Imelda Agon, Prime Minister’s Office chief of staff George Bopi, NGCB chairman Lesley Hoffman and witnessed by the staff.

The policy is a form of incentive to recognise and appreciate the staff for their dedicated and loyal service to the NGCB for many years.