Richard Maru

New mobile police barracks for Yangoru

Construction will start earlier next year.  

Local MP and Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry Richard Maru revealed today that the “K18.2 million for Mobile Barracks in Yangoru Station was approved by NEC last week.

“Details will be released once the Governor-General signs the contract will the constructor.”

​Minister plans ‘eye opener’ schools program

Maru is also the Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry.      

“I want Yangoru-Saussia to be number one in East Sepik Province in terms of education,” Maru said.

“One district in East Sepik must step up and set a standard in terms of the academic level in order to make the other leaders realize the importance of education, it will be an eye opener for the people to realize the type of leadership they have chosen.”

He told the people of Munji and those from Sausso and Numbo LLGs that under his leadership, all schools in the district must have four new classrooms.

Minister promises 30,000 jobs with cannery project

The Minister for Trade, Industry and Commerce was speaking at the official launching of the PMIZ project this afternoon.

The launching at the project site at Vidar in Madang Province was witnessed by more than 2000 people.

Maru added that he was tempted to move the project to another province after four years of delay.

The delay was a result of court action instigated by landowners in the impacted areas.

"This project is the catalyst for development in Madang," Maru said.

Minister denies plot to destroy islands for canneries

Maru was responding to a PNG Loop question over the issue of the PMIZ today in Port Moresby.

He said “these are all lies’’ and people needed to know the facts about the project and stop misleading the media.

He said many lies had been going on about the project and those “telling the lies” were trying to destroy the project.

However, Maru said he will not tolerate those lies and will continue with the project.

Minister promotes business cause at home

 Preparations are well underway. All PMVs in the district have been hired, banners  have been hung along the Sepik Highway and roads in the district.

 Awareness messages have been given to schools in all the four) LLGs of the district --  Numbo,Sausso, East and West Yangoru.

Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry and Member for Yangoru-Saussia District, Richard Maru said activities will start today culminating with the SME Day on Friday.