Peter Ipatas

Enga launches K4.5m health facility

The modern community health centre to be built at Tukusenda village near Surunki is among four such projects which are being funded within the province by the Asian Development Bank under the rural primary health service program.

The others will be built at Porea in Laiagam, Monakam and Kasi in the Kompiam-Ambum districts.

Enga Provincial health authority chief executive officer Aron Luai said Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, his government and administration deserved credit for their significant input in ensuring that the “life-saving projects” were materialised.

State-of-the-art hospital for Enga

This morning in Port Moresby saw the signing of the contract by the developer, financier and Department of Health at the Government House. 

The hospital, to be located in Wabag Town, will cost K471 million.

A happy Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas said the hospital will be a referral hospital for the province.

He added that Exim Bank of China will fund  the project at a loan of US$159.6 million (K471 million).

"National Government have already contributed K30 million in this year’s budget," Sir Peter said.

Enga leaders must stop criticising

He said it was sensible for leaders, including fellow MPs from his province to humble themselves and allow the current O’Neill/Dion Government to complete implementing its plan on development and service delivery.

Sir Peter said it was ridiculous to see leaders mainly from his province who held senior ministerial positions in past governments but did not achieve anything to preach about making miracles when in Government.

Queen approves honours awards for PNG

Enga Governor Chief Peter Ipatas was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for his distinguished service to the community through his significant contribution to the economic and social development, particularly in health, education and vocational training, of the Enga Province as its Governor and Member of National Parliament

Judge Warwick Andrew, businessman Kostas George Constantinou and longtime Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen were listed to become knight bachelors.