Southern Highlands

Displaced Uni students seek help from Government

The students’ requests, contained in a detailed brief was handed to Imbonggu MP, Francis Awesa last Thursday July 14 and is to be considered by parliamentarians from the two provinces.

First of its kind from any university displaced student group from around PNG, Southern Highlands and Hela students are asking for government assistance to help them involve in worthwhile projects and activities.

Unitech student’s 'haus krai' comes to an end in Mendi

The event at Wakwak, at the outskirts of Southern Highlands' capital Mendi, was marked with speeches by relatives of the late Graham as well as community and government representatives.

In recent weeks, various leaders from the province have turned up in numbers to give their share of money, livestock and foodstuff to the deceased’s family, relatives and tribe.

Last Saturday, the relatives received K30,000 in cash and 25 pigs, prices ranging from K5,000 to K15,000, from the people and leaders of Imbonggu district.

Late Anderson Agiru’s body finally laid to rest

He was buried at his mother’s village, Tapanda near the Dauli Teachers College in Tari.

Late Governor succumbed to heart attack on April 28, 2016 in Port Moresby and pronounced dead at the Pacific International Hospital.

Loop PNG has been covering the events from his death in Port Moresby, to Mendi, Southern Highlands and Hela, the province he was the captain of until his burial today.

Late Agiru was 54 years old.

He had been receiving treatment for kidney malfunction since June 2015.

National Speaker Theo Zurenouc hands over body of late Agiru

Loop PNG’s political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is the final of the four-part series.

On May 13, 2016, National Parliament Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc handed the body of late governor to the provincial government.

The body was received by the Provincial administrator William Bando and the leaders.

Zurenuoc described the late governor as the prophetic son sent by God to deliver Hela Province.

He said the death of Agiru is a great loss to the people of Hela and the nation as a whole.

Hela and SHP MPs promise to deliver projects initiated by late Agiru

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is part three of a four-part series.

In a collective statement, the MPs expressed their desire to see the projects and commitments of the Late Governor to be continued and properly funded by the Government.

They highlighted that many of these projects are ongoing and the Government has already started implementing these for completion in Hela and the Southern Highlands.

Agiru, shining star of Hela – in deed a political icon of our day

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is the first part of a four-part series.

The body of late Hela Governor Anderson Agiru will be laid to rest at Dauli tomorrow.

Today marks 22 days since late Agiru’s death on April 28.

Hela's favourite son died at around 10am on April 28, 2016 at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby.

Late Agiru died of a suspected heart attack.

11 planes to fly late Agiru home

Large crowds have converged at the airport, looking for a chance to get on the plane.

The body of the late Agiru will be flown to Mendi and then to Hela.

Out of those 11 charters, four left yesterday while the remaining ones will depart today.

A huge gathering is expected at the Tari airport to welcome the body of late Agiru.

More details to come.

Piggery farmer’s dream for a butchery

The Jay Zero Farm piggery project owner, Pastor James Dima, said currently piglets are sold at K500 to K600 each.

This is to help them buy feed and save enough money to set up a feed mill in a nearby location.

Pr Dima’s plan is that once the feed mill is established within the area, it will reduce the cost of buying feed from elsewhere and freight cost.

He said the next step would be to build a butchery to supply the pork demands of Mendi town, surrounding areas and others.

Mobile policemen fight odds to get uni degrees

You have to have nerves of steel especially if you are a mobile squad member to be called by your superiors at moment’s notice to go into some of the most difficult terrain to quell lawlessness such tribal fights.

For Mendi-based Mobile Squad 10 (MS 10) members, Sergeant Danny Yawiro (right) and Senior Constable Simon Rainje (left) to combine police work in such a tough environment and do university study is no easy feat.