Bishop welcomes support to end GBV, SARV

The workshop emphasized the centrality of human rights in addressing the ongoing impacts of election-related violence in the province, including sorcery accusation-related violence (SARV).

Human rights defenders, community leaders, and church leaders are attending this workshop. 

GG presented with gifts

Acting Official Secretary Bill Toraso presented the Governor-General with a bilum and a sand painting from Concordia Early Childhood Learning Centre which he received on behalf of the Governor General in Wabag last Friday.

The early childhood learning center was constructed by Mapai Foundation at a cost of K12 million.

The school is affiliated with Concordia universities and schools in the United States of America.

New market complex for Wabag

The new market complex funded by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership together with the Wabag District Development Authority opened in Wabag Town on Monday 28 March.

Enga Amphitheatre Promotes Law and Justice

Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas and Australian High Commissioner, Jon Philp in a small ceremony officially opened the amphitheatre yesterday, 15th December.

Situated in the heart of Wabag town, the open-air amphitheatre will be used to improve access to law and justice services, provide more inclusive education opportunities for girls and strengthen cultural understanding and community contributions among youth.

Governor Ipatas said the amphitheatre is an avenue to enhance social stability and economic development.

Climate action boosted in Enga

Launched in Wabag, Enga Province, the Strengthening Integrated Sustainable Landscape Management Project will support Papua New Guinea in its continuing efforts to address climate change.

“It will enhance sustainable land use planning, support conservation and encourage ‘green’ commodities,” said UNDP Resident Representative, Dirk Wagener.

Funded by the European Union, the Project will assist in strengthening sustainable and inclusive economic development across Enga.

JSB Meeting Convenes In Wabag

 The meeting convened this morning with the second Joint Inter-Governmental Post Referendum Consultations to be followed by the Joint Supervisory Body JSB meeting on Tuesday.

Upon his arrival on Sunday, the Prime Minister opened a new four-in-one Sopas District Hospital Staff complex. The structure was built at a cost of over K3 million from the National Governments Public Investment Program (PIP).

Enga farewells late police officer

The late Inspector Steven Pakunara, who originated from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, served the people of Enga for over 34 years until his passing.

Provincial Police Commander, Senior Inspector Epenes Nili, described the late Pakunara as a man of discipline and maturity.

“Yumi lusim wanpla man lo kamapim na sheipim na mouldim wanpla man lo kamap olsem komishend ofisa,” PPC Nili said.

“Em i save teikim taim na risos na mani lo kamapim kain man olsem Steven Pakunara lo kamap olsem komishend ofisa, em i no wanpla liklik samting.”

Road tragedy claims eight

The fatal accident occurred on November 10th at about 5:30am at Yaibos road Highway 14, along the Okuk Highway in Highlands.

It was alleged that a Kenworth semitrailer, owned by Pebesons Mini Trading Ltd in Southern Highlands Province, was reportedly travelling from Mt. Hagen, WHP, to Porgera loaded with goods for PJV.

Enga provincial police commander, Chief Superintendent Joseph T. Tondop, said the other vehicle, Isuzu dump truck, was travelling from Wabag towards Wapenamanda carrying 11 passengers.

Round three in POM, Highlands and Kokopo

The NCDC Port Moresby Vipers and Snax Lae Tigers clash at 12:30pm will get things underway, being the curtain raiser to the SP Hunters and Souths Logan Magpies match.

Following the Intrust Super Cup fixture, the Kroton Hela Wigmen have a meet with the Chimbu Warriors at 5pm.

It will be the usual 2pm kick-off up in the Highlands with the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis and PRK Mendi Muruks to meet at the National Sports Institute, and the EPG Enga Mioks and Giru Waghi Tumbe encounter at Aipus Oval.

Former leader responds to Wabag MP’s comments

When presenting acquittals for Wabag District for 2015, 2016 and the first half of 2017, current MP Dr Tom said the failure to provide acquittals by his predecessor needed to be rectified, hence time was spent with his administration, sorting out the books.

However, Ganim said Dr Lino’s statement implied that his former administration had never presented any acquittal on the use of district funds between 2015 and 2017.