Nawaeb District

Nawaeb procures own medicines

Local MP, Theo Pelgen, allocated funding to source medicine from India to help supply the rural health centres and health posts amidst the nationwide drug shortage.

The medical drugs include paracetamol, amoxicillin and chloroquine.

The initiative commenced in August through the Nawaeb District Development Authority.

New hall for Wain-Erap

The hall, valued at K50,000 will host trainings and programs for the people of Nawaeb.

Nawaeb MP, Theo Pelgen, with Morobe Governor, Luther Akisawa Wenge, opened the new building at the Peter Ryan Memorial Primary School.

The school is located at Ward 18 of Wain-Erap and is the last area in the LLG that shares a border with Nabak LLG and Kabwum District, at the precincts of Saruwaged Range.

Pelgen said the community hall initiative will be rolled out to other wards and LLGs in Nawaeb with the aim to empower the people with life skills trainings.

Funds distributed to Nawaeb wards

Nawaeb MP, Theo Pelgen, said a total of K130,000 was distributed to all 47 wards in Wain-Erap, Nabak, Labuta and Ahi Urban.

“These funds were distributed to all celebrations happening from Friday and Saturday and are under discretionary as social support for the district activities,” he explained.

“We encourage the community as a whole to discuss on the usage of funds, for assistance to the school, church or any other required infrastructure within their ward.”

Nawaeb aims to set standard

Pelgen urged his electorate, in Morobe Province, to reflect on the past, make decisions today and work towards the future.

“The state of the country now depends on proactive leadership,” the first-term MP and prominent Lae businessman said.

“For too long we have talked much and taken for granted how development should take place.

“As we approach 50 years, PNG will be more matured to make more independent plans, actions and implementations.

Nawaeb to be connected

Prime Minister James Marape made the commitment to the people of Nawaeb yesterday at Boana Station.

A main road will be built from Wain to Erap, past Boana to Nabak and connecting to the Finschhafen road.

Supporting the Works Minister, Solan Mirisim’s announcement, PM Marape told locals – who had gathered at Boana Station yesterday to witness the launch of their five-year development plan – that funding will be allocated starting next year to link Nawaeb to Finschhafen and Lae.

Nawaeb development plan launched

Prime Minister James Marape was at Boana Station yesterday to receive the district’s development plan as well as participate in the ground-breaking of its new district office complex.

The PM was accompanied by the Minister for Finance and Planning, Rainbo Paita, and Works Minister, Solan Mirisim.

This is Marape’s second visit to the district with the first one in 2020 during the Evangelical Lutheran Church Synod there.

Aligned with the district’s development plan will be the building of a modern district headquarters, which had its ground-breaking after the launch.

Wesan Primary School now access water and hygiene

However that is set to change following the launch of a new toilet and water project recently.

The project was made possible with funding from Japan through the United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Anis Foundation.

Nawaeb District Administrator Buds Botikie acknowledged this support.

Situm Health Centre receives medical supplies

The medicines & pharmaceuticals included amoxicillin capsules, paracetamol tablets, hand sanitisers, body infrared thermometers, pregnancy kits, a scale and several other vital instruments.

The delivery was made possible through the partnership arrangement with Nawaeb District under the leadership of Nawaeb MP, Theo Pelgen and with the assistance of Niugini Dirt Tours (Motorbikes).

Pelgen upon seeing the plight of the current situation at Situm Health Centre, immediately gathered resources to beef up the supplies and equipment for the health facility.

K50,000 for displaced students

The students had been displaced from accommodation privileges due to the earthquake last year in Goroka which led to them living off-campus.

Nawaeb MP Theo Pelgen highlighted the importance of supporting the human resources of the district.

Pelgen said the District was made aware of the situation of the students when they raised awareness of their plight this academic year.

NDDA CEO Buds Botikie said the support will go a long way to develop upcoming Teachers and Intellectuals of Nawaeb District.

Laulu Primary school gets support

The funding support of K5,000 was presented to school board members and will go towards the completion of a new classroom for the school.

Nawaeb MP Theo Pelgen and NDDA members were present at the school to officiate at the opening of a new teacher’s house funded through DSIP allocations.

“Laulu Lutheran Primary School is to be considered for Junior High School status and therefore its existing infrastructure must be looked at and funded to cater for the transition if it happens,” he said.