Oro Provincial Government

Oro youth asks Govt for more local employment

Winterford Sokino, 24, (pictured) said there is a big need for employment as there are many youths with skills in the district.

Though at a very young age, Winterford, had recently been put in charge of a teachers housing project at Agenahambo Primary School, where he and four others constructed three houses recently.

Speaking to Loop PNG Winterford urged the Government to look into addressing the unemployment problems.

“Mipla ol youths mipla gat bikpla need stret lo wokim disla kyn wok” (We the youths have a great desire to work.”)

Oro Provincial Government give K500, 000 for Haus Krais

The funding were sourced from the Provincial Disaster Office.

Visiting the Haus Krais (place of mourning) today and presenting the food items and other stuff, Governor Garry Juffa, accompanied by the nine Local Level Government presidents for the first time went as a team and to talk to the people.

It was a rare occasion as the leaders have never came together in any event.

However, the death of the 13 people has brought the leaders together.

Provincial government pledges to co-fund MRA programme

The OPG Project Manager Morris Kageni, announced the provincial government’s intention to assist last week at Kamondo village in ward 7 of Kokoda district, Sohe electorate.

The announcement was made to MRA geologists and witnessed by the people of Kamondo village.

Kageni said the funding which would come from the Provincial Services Improvement Programme (PSIP) would benefit the province in terms of acquiring baseline data.

Oro Provincial Government still await Government grants

He said this means that vital services such as health, education and law and order are significantly affected.

 “Oro Administration has had no funds since November 2015,” Juffa said.

“As of this morning (yesterday) warrants for the months of November and December 2015, February and March 2016 have been received with no actual cash in the bank.

“January 2016 did not get warrants or cash.

Juffa said public servants are getting paid, but with no functional grants public servants are unable to deliver government programs.