West New Britain

WNB partners with RTA

Road Traffic Authority (RTA) Chief Executive Officer Nelson Terema said the agreement will pave the way for other provinces to follow. 

Driving Course For Trinity Secondary

Divu said that Trinity Secondary is a private school that is operating on contributions from parents through funding. The school population is close becoming a concern, and it is hoped that in the near future a 4-in-1 facility be developed to cater for the school’s intakes. The driving school will be an addition to the already existing courses.

Governor Muthuvel in his opening remarks stated that the Driving School was a good initiative.

Quiet Celebrations In Kimbe

Provincial Police Commander Januarius Vosivai confirmed this with the newsroom this morning.

He said there were only minor alcohol related incidents but police were on alert and addressed the issues immediately.

Mr Vosivai thanked the people of West New Britain, urging them to continue to abide by the law and observe the law in their communities.

WNB To Build Incubation Centre

Government agencies like the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA), the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC), Customs and National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA), among others, will have offices in the building for easy access by SMEs.

The ground breaking ceremony and unveiling of the billboard to kick-start the project was held in Kimbe last week, witnessed by SMEC Board Chairman, John Pora, Managing Director, Petrus Ralda and board members.

Elementary Teachers Mass Graduation

About 1200 elementary teachers from all across the province received their certificates witnessed by everyone at the Bernard Vogae Memorial Park in the provincial capital. Many of the graduates were teachers who has been teaching for years without their certificates.

PNG Education Institute Deputy Director Academy Caroline Yariyari, National Director of the Elementary Teacher Training Unit Michael Mera were there to witness the mass graduation.

Training Lifts Elementary Literacy

To support more effective teaching, the Pikinini Kisim Save (PKS) project has provided teachers at 353 West New Britain schools with professional development, teaching and learning materials, and other classroom resources.

The PKS project is supported through the Papua New Guinea - Australia Partnership and delivered by CARE international and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

Parish Marks Silver Jubilee

Fr. Kicham, who hails from Uganda in East Africa came to Valoka Parish in 2016 and has served as Parish Priest for the past five years. Due to COVID restrictions, he was unable to travel back home to celebrate with his family, but his spiritual family came together to make it an occasion to remember.

Nine community churches under the Valoka Parish gathered to celebrate with the priest. They were joined by West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel and Kimbe Diocese Bishop, His Lordship, John Bosco Auram.

Muthuvel Regains Governor’s Seat

Deputy Governor Joe Naipu announced that position was vacant following Maneke’s resignation effective yesterday, and called for nominations.

Mosa LLG President Dacca Wagai nominated Muthuvel and was seconded by Kandrian Coastal LLG President Allan Klosio. All Assembly members voted in favour of the nomination and Naipu announced Muthuvel as governor.

The regional MP was then sworn in, the presence of the provincial assembly, public servants, LLG representatives and Maneke.

Chinese detained for overstaying visa

He was recently identified by Immigration officers during a weeklong spot check operation in the province, and airlifted to Port Moresby. He has been detained at the Bomana Immigration Centre. 

The man from China, is married to a local woman. He overstayed his work and entry permits by three (3) years. He was caught working as a retail manager in a shopping centre in Kimbe town and was escorted by Immigration and Police officers to Port Moresby and detained at the Bomana Immigration Centre.

PM Visits Rural WNB

Flying in straight from Morobe Province on a chopper where he was attending a Wafi-Golpu landowners consultative meeting, the Prime Minister stopped on Maklos Island where he opened a five-in-one classroom.
He then stopped at Amulut where he was given an opportunity to see how the community was engaging in small business enterprises to get along in spite of the remoteness of the area.
The classrooms cost K100,000 and comes from the PSIP funding.