Provincial Administrator

Wabag welcomes fire service

This follows the delivery of a new K1.5 million fire engine and initial deployment of four officers by chief fire officer, Bill Roo.

A memorandum of understanding, signed in 2021, has paved the way for the establishment of a fire station in Enga.

Provincial administrator, Dr Samson Amean, thanked Roo and the senior officers of the department that accompanied him, for bringing this critical service down to the province.

Police hailed for catching criminals

. The criminals took hostages after they realized police had surrounded the building. Oro Governor Gary Juffa commended them for pursuing the criminals and not allowing them to get away.

Governor Juffa also thanked locals who assisted in apprehending four of the suspects who tried to escape on foot.

On Saturday morning February 5, six suspects held up a PMV bus at the Popondetta local market and drove up to town, where they held up the City Pharmacy outlet.

While they were robbing the shop, local police were alerted and quickly surrounded the building.

NIP COVID-19 toll free number launched

Provincial administrator and controller, Lamiller Pawut, said the telephone line – 7000 0645 – will be open 24/7 and is located at the Provincial Administrative headquarters in Kavieng.

“If you suspect that you are showing COVID-19 symptoms or you want to report breaches of emergency orders by authorities or individuals, or you want to find out more about COVID-19, the national emergency orders, or you want to find out more about what is happening in the province then please, feel free to call this COVID-19 toll free number,” stated Pawut.

ESP commits to enhance transparency

Provincial Administrator Dr Clement Malau said as the chief public servant, good governance is top of the agenda for his administration.

Since taking office in May of 2018, Dr Clement Malau made a commitment to focus on ensuring good governance and enhancing an evidence-based practice in the administration.

As the Chief Public Servant of the province, he hopes to live up to the expectations of the East Sepik people.

Four Central female pilots to start with CASA

In 2014, the four young girls were selected to undergo training at Nelson Aviation College in New Zealand after their training they are now on the streets looking for employment following a failed MOA signed between Central Provincial Government and an airline company for employment did not eventuate. 

However, Provincial Administrator, Gei Raga was overwhelmed yesterday when a Good Samaritan came on board to deliver a contract of employment for the four female pilots at Jackson Airport while farewelling Central students to study in Malaysia.

Soso clarifies situation on PA impasse

Governor Soso in a media conference yesterday said the provincial PA impasse is not a new thing to the media as this had all started last year in June when then acting provincial administrator Solomon Tato was arrested by police for official corruption and mismanagement of funds after chairing a Public Supply and Tenders Board (PSTB) meeting.

Soso claimed  that Tato awarded K2.8 million to a contracting company who was supposed to complete the Okapa Administration building but it was not used for its intended purpose.

EHP Administrator calls for public servants to resume work

Tato's instruction was triggered by the absence of public servants at their respective work places, especially at the provincial Yanepa Building, due to the protracted legal wrangle for the province's top administrative post.

In a media conference in Goroka today, Tato said he is now focused on towing the public servants in line in a bid to serve the people “as normalcy is now being restored in the province's public service machinery.”

Tato said: “I’m satisfied that the Supreme Court has ordered for my reinstatement as the provincial administrator of EHP last Monday.