Successful awareness despite manpower shortage

The health workers from Tokarara clinic last week organised themselves into small groups of three and with the help of volunteers, engaged with the community, moving from one venue to another in their catchment area.

Four different venues were set up at Waigani Market, Waigani bus stop, Kone Tigers Oval and Telikom compound.

The clinic was opened for normal business on the first three days but was closed on Friday to allow all clinic staff to participate in the awareness program, which begun with a float.

Work on Tokarara recreational land halted

National Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop has given his word.

Parkop said the NCD Physical Planning Board has deferred approval for Kumul Training Institute (KTI) to re-zone Section 227, Allotment 100, Hohola (Tokarara) “to allow further community input”.

His swift response followed a letter from former prime minister and Moresby North-West MP, Sir Mekere Morauta, who personally delivered a signed petition on Tuesday (Nov 21) by Tokarara residents against the 150 x 90 metre gazetted public recreational reserve area.

B-boying in the settlements

Karl Peter is his name.

While others his age go off to school or work, etc, Peter leaves his house, equipped with some killer hip hop tracks.

But he does not aim for a fancy dance studio.

For him, a group of eager boys and a big clear area is enough, even if it’s just bare ground.

He is a school leaver, like many youths in Papua New Guinea.

But instead of taking to the streets, he has pursued his passion of b-boying.

Over the last years, Peter has been teaching other young unfortunate kids the art of break dancing.

Stone gets Tokarara off-season team geared up

Tokarara Nest United as it is called was formed and supported by Papua New Guineas blazer and 400m sprint athlete Nelson Stone and the recent PM’s XIII centre Ila Alu in partnership with Agmark Gurias.

Agmark Gurias as a major sponsor has supported the team through sponsoring them with 22 sets of new jerseys for the competition.

Teams coach and manager Nelson Stone said this was his part in giving back to the community through sports.

“This is how we can help our young ones become like us and one day represent the country like Ila Alu,” he said.

Water disruptions to Tokarara, Waigani

Eda Ranu in a media statement this afternoon advised all residents about this water disruptions.

This is due to commissioning of the new 200mm water main of 1.3 km from Waigani Traffic lights to NHC; Koura Way, Tokarara.

According to Eda Rany, this new line will be commissioned on Wednesday 30th November to avoid any further delays on the new Koura Way Road project.

The commissioning will be taking place between 8am-5pm.

Eda Ranu requests for your cooperation and support and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.


New double-classroom for June Valley Primary

The project consists of a brick framed double classroom structure with an office space in between the two classrooms.

The classroom was co-funded by Minister for Health, HIV/AIDS and Member for Moresby North West Michael Malabag.

This co-funding aims to support schools, teachers and students in the Moresby North West electorate in terms of building classrooms, teacher’s houses and other infrastructure.

Head Teacher for June Valley Primary School thanked Malabag for the great initiative.

Six die in NCD road accident

Three men and three women died when a brown Open-Back Toyota Land Cruiser ran off the road killing five people instantly while the driver of the vehicle was stone to death by angry residents.

Witnesses said the driver and his two male colleagues were intoxicated and drove at high speed down a slope before running off the road hitting three women and a man who at a bettlenut market.

The vehicle dragged the four people some 5 meters away before crashing into the Marinata Christian Academy School fence.