Sasindran Muthuvel

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.”

Muthuvel Regains Governor’s Seat

Deputy Governor Joe Naipu announced that position was vacant following Maneke’s resignation effective yesterday, and called for nominations.

Mosa LLG President Dacca Wagai nominated Muthuvel and was seconded by Kandrian Coastal LLG President Allan Klosio. All Assembly members voted in favour of the nomination and Naipu announced Muthuvel as governor.

The regional MP was then sworn in, the presence of the provincial assembly, public servants, LLG representatives and Maneke.

Hospital delays

Muthuvel clarified that the NEC has approved the funding for the hospitals in 2020 but work to commence has been delayed.

Muthuvel said, “Mi laik save lo status blo displa tripla hospital na where emi stap. Mr Treasurer em aware lo displa loan terms and conditions. What is the delay?”

Treasurer Ian Ling-stuckey replied he will give a detailed response to the Regional MP.

“I’ll ask him to put it fully on paper and I’ll respond to him in full detail, of the situation of the warranty and availability of cash,” said Ling-Stuckey.

Airline operators directed to resume flights to WNB

The Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning issued this new directive on Saturday.

All persons in West New Britain Province who are currently out of the province are allowed to return to the province within the next five days beginning Saturday January 2, 2021.

The Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning issued this new directive on Saturday.

Similarly, those from other provinces currently in the West New Britain have five days to arrange for their travel home.

Muthuvel disappointed with 14-days lockdown

Muthuvel said they were caught off-guard and argued that the provincial leaders including other stakeholders were not consulted on the lockdown.

He added that the people who will be affected are those on holidays and students returning for 2021 school year. 

Muthuvel explains move to Opposition

Among them was West New Britain Regional Member, Sasindran Muthuvel. The former Minister for State Enterprises, in a statement, said he made a considered and decisive move.