Southern Highlands

Olympic Values goes to Mendi

The programme was held last month and was run by the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee.

The programme was presented in two parts;

1.  Why values are important to them

2.  Understanding the Olympic Values

Team PNG’s HERO programme athletes and 2015 Pacific Games basketballers, Dia Muri, Betty Angula and Karate athlete, Andrew Molen facilitated the OVEP sessions.

Having athletes facilitate the sessions allowed for a more powerful interaction with the students.

Mother saved by medical outreach team

Her rescue came from an outreach patrol team, comprising workers from the Oil Search Foundation, Waro Health Facility and Marie Stopes.

The team was conducting a three-day clinic on immunization, family planning awareness and basic health service delivery to the remote Fogomaiyu community, made up of four villages.

Two days into the patrol, they received word of the young mother who had undergone an unsupervised delivery along a track while on her way to the clinic.

She was weak, bleeding and in a state of shock.

SHP Governor queries Election Manager

He has also questioned replaced Election Manager, David Wakias, what interest he had in his province.

He said it was very surprising for Wakias to collude with the public to stop the hand over take over ceremony for the new Election Manager, even locking the electoral office.

“He is telling everybody, including his boss, I will not move. So what’s your interest in my province I’m asking? Powi asked,

“If you can’t follow instruction from my boss, what have you got to to do in my Province.”

Generous giving to charity

The PNG Stoma Society, led by ostomate Janet Yaki received a 12 seater vehicle from the Neville family yesterday, relieving the society off its transport needs.

This is not the first time, the family has come on board to assist the society; they donated a container fitted with shelves and air condition last year to help Janet meet her storage needs.

In a small but significant meet yesterday, the Neville family, led by Greg Neville donated the vehicle to the patron of the society and Minister for Works and Implementation, Francis Awesa.

Hides IDG payments to Landowners set for tomorrow

The payment was initially scheduled for Friday last week but did not eventuate because a gazetted public holiday (Repentance Day) also fell on that day.

Petroleum and Energy Minister Nixon Duban said all parties agreed to reschedule this event to tomorrow at Hides in Hela Province.

The event will see the payment of K35 million to Hides PDL 1 and 7 areas. K20 million from this money will be paid to PDL 1 and K15m to PDL 7.

Liquor ban in SHP a disaster, says councillor Kundi

President of Lower Mendi LLG, Peter Kundi has called for the immediate lifting of the ban to prevent further deterioration in the state of affairs.

Kundi said the liquor ban, imposed several years ago has done more damage than good, directly impacting negatively on many families, communities and the province as a whole.

He said evidence of this include widespread production and consumption of cheap home brew and dangerous drug marijuana openly along roadsides and in public places.

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.