NPC swear in District Procurement Commissions


Komo-Magarima in Hela province and Nipa Kutubu in Southern Highlands both had their district procurement committees sworn in together with the Port Moresby General Hospital’s special committee on Monday 9th November at the NPC office in Port Moresby.

NPC CEO, Simon Bole addressed the new committees by explaining some of the administrative procedures within a newly set up procurement office. He said the boards are only the end part of the administration powers, while the administrative functions complete the processes.   

Komal sworn in as DDA chairman

The ceremony was witnessed in Nipa last Wednesday as the DDA Chairman urged all to make Nipa-Kutubu a model for change.

It’s his second term as the member for Nipa-Kutubu and the support displayed last Wednesday was an indication of the belief the people had in their member to effectively deliver.

Taking a walk through the district station to Nipa’s Treasury office where the swearing-in took place, the member was flanked by the district’s 5 LLG presidents and DDA members.

Safe drinking water for Hebaiya village

This is part of phase two of Oil Search’s drought relief program with the opening of a Hebaiya water project this month.

The effects of the 2015 El Nino induced drought brought many challenges to numerous communities living within the Oil Search operational areas.

For the villages of Hebaiya, having access to safe drinking water is a dream come true.

Lake Kutubu Local Level Government president, John Pipi Kila, thanked Oil Search and urged the village of Hebaiya to take ownership of the water project.