Sasindran Muthuvel

Lakiemata Prison Receives Food

Governor Sasindran Muthuvel, accompanied by Provincial Administrator Leo Mapmani, personally visited Lakiemata, delivering the first truckload of rations valued at K20,000 for the inmates and Correctional Service staff.

Expressing gratitude, representatives from the Lakiemata prison extended their thanks to the Provincial Government for their generous support. They acknowledged the challenges faced by the prison and welcomed the essential donation that would alleviate the shortage of food.

Message of hope and change

He is encouraging a spirit of hope and positivity, emphasizing the need for collective commitment to a peaceful and thriving province and nation.

Governor Muthuvel calls for unity in breaking free from the chains of violence, urging citizens to embrace change. In 2024, he envisions a society where the youth play a pivotal role in fostering a positive attitude, paving the way for a brighter future.

K500,000 to begin work on Kimbe Teachers College

Governor Muthuvel stressed the importance of strategic planning, urging staff and school students to prioritize new building projects for timely completion when classes resume.

The Governor acknowledged the province's pursuit of establishing higher learning facilities after the MV Rabaul Queen incident in February 2012, where many students died while seeking education opportunities in Lae.

The K500,000 grant, presented as a cheque, allows the institution to decide on priorities and procure necessary materials.

Leaders show support

The game, witnessed by Enga Province Governor, Grand Chief Sir Peter Ipatas, showcased the exceptional skills of both teams. Not only did the match provide an exciting sporting spectacle, but it also served as a platform for leaders to demonstrate their support for the teams and their commitment to youth development.

Governor Sir Peter traveled to Kimbe on Friday to attend the match and returned on Sunday. His presence underscored the strong connection between Enga and Kimbe, as players from Kimbe have been selected to join the Enga Mioks in the past.

Nursing, a rewarding profession

The Governor expressed the Minister's gratitude for the invitation to the ceremony and praised the graduates' determination, courage, and commitment to becoming nurses, which is particularly admirable given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nursing is a rewarding profession that is often overlooked by society. It is only right that nurses deserve medals for bravery, compassion, and professionalism. The presentation of diplomas for the 26 nurses at the West New Britain School of Nursing, speaks volumes.

Australian delegation return home

The purpose of the trip was to visit Australian Government funded projects and other areas of interest.

The team visited the building of the new Kimbe Town, community Health Post at Bitokara in Talasea LLG, Talasea High School, Mahoni and Dari, Kimbe Port and NBPOL bio gas plant.

Australia is also funding the redevelopment of eight ports in the country, which Kimbe is one of the first ports.

Governor Sasindran in his address told the delegates that the province and government are grateful of the progress the Australian High Commission has done in PNG.

Muthuvel declared, retains seat

Muthuvel was declared member-elect on Sunday 31 July, by Provincial Returning Officer Emily Kelton after he polled 47, 878 votes.

The absolute majority of votes was 46, 499.

Former Police Commissioner and People’s National Congress Party candidate, Gari Baki polled in second place with 45, 118 votes.

Muthuvel said he is extremely humbled by the decision of the people of West New Britain to give him the opportunity once again serve the province.

He further acknowledge fellow candidates for their contributions to running the election race.

Governor praises Cutters

At halftime both teams were locked up at 6 all.

West New Britain Governor and Patron Sasindran Muthuvel said it was a great afternoon back at home watching the boys against the Lae Snax Tigers.

He said the Cutters played really well but lost the lead in the dying minutes.

Governor Muthuvel said, “Regardless, it’s always a pleasure watching our home grown talent showcase in front of our people.” 
The Governor was also happy to present the 2022 PSIP funding of K200, 000 on behalf of the provincial government to the Kimbe Cutters team.

Muthuvel Responds to Petition

He made this call after receiving a copy of a petition submitted to his office by the people of Makasili in the Hoskins area on the deteriorating road condition.

Governor Muthuvel explained that the Koimumu-Hoskins section of the road is a national road and the Government has allocated about K4.5 million for its maintenance.

Muthuvel Pays Tribute To Sam Akoitai

The late MP collapsed this morning while addressing issues in his district when he met his fate.

“I am deeply saddened to hear the passing of my brother member and colleague Sam Akoitai, MP for Central Bougainville.

“Akoitai was a great leader of Bougainville who served his people with distinction and courage. The confidence his people had in him is evident through his re-election over the years. He was a silent achiever who stayed loyal to his people and always served in their interest.”