PNG High Commission

Hope despite the lockdown

John Ma’o Kali, the High Commissioner to Australia for Papua New Guinea and the Patron of Femili PNG, established a committee of volunteers that included his spouse, Vavine Vere-Kali, Marry Kanawi, Roa Slater, Morgan Pehara, Lucy Kila and Paul Scott to organise this year’s Independence Day celebrations.

They plan to showcase the diverse and rich culture of Papua New Guinea and the life-changing work of Femili PNG, particularly with respect to the interests of women in PNG.

PNG in contact with remaining students in China

PNG High Commissioner to New Zealand, Francis Agwi, also said he was informed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs that no one at the isolation facility in Whangaparoa, including the 17 PNG students who were evacuated out of Wuhan by the New Zealand government, has shown any signs of infection, nor been tested positive for Novel Coronavirus.

The department also said Kundu Beijing is very much aware of the dire situation that other students are in, as prices of food, water, medical fees, electricity and masks have dramatically increased since the virus outbreak.