service delivery

Governors’ conference commences

The Prime Minister made the call as he opened the two-day Provincial Governors Conference in Port Moresby on Sunday afternoon.

The conference is themed ‘Continuing Dialogue to empower Provinces for Improved Service Delivery, Economic Growth and Self Reliance’.

Lae’s Miles Roads Completed

Work has also commenced into the Four-Mile road, which should be sealed in the next few months.

The Lae City Authority outlined that the Miles area had been neglected in terms of service delivery for many years by successive governments and their administrations.

“The road has been a flood waterway during rainy season, affecting the community,” said LCA.

“But through the Lae City Suburban Road Upgrade Program of the Lae City Authority, suburban roads are now given a facelift for the first time.

Manus Health Authority Gets Assistance

The funds will be used to start the construction of 1000 bed for isolation and treatment facility for COVID-19 and other respiratory disease patients. 

He said the funding is separate from the budget of K15 million allocated for a new modern hospital facility. 

MP Disperses Funds

The monies was dispersed to various organizations that will assist in the delivery of vital services in the maritime district.

The organizations and funding amounts are as follows:

Facility To House Vital Services

The K5 million building will provide a referral pathway for the protection of vulnerable children and women and for persons living with disability. 

Imbonggue MP, Pila Niningi and Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion, announced the opening of the facility this morning.

The Community Development Center is aligned with the Department’s policy to improve districts and provinces through the Provincial Local-Level Services Monitoring Authority.                  

Volunteer appreciates ship for service

A UPNG medical student who recently volunteered onboard the MV YWAM ship for her rural attachment program said she saw the reality of service delivery in the rural areas when she became a volunteer onboard the ship.

“Living in the city we take for granted the health facilities we have,” Lydia Dorum said.

“When I went out I saw that there was a big need for health care facilities and supplies along with health workers to provide quality health service to the people,”

Guina: Service delivery is reaching the districts

Acting secretary for the Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs (DPLLGA), Dickson Guina, revealed that the bulk of government funding is now going to the districts level.

Guina said the current Government has given more funding to districts, unlike in the past.

The bulk of the money is going there because service delivery is very critical.

“We are working together with other national agencies and partner agencies in ensuring that service delivery down at the district is effective.