West New Britain

Bialla impresses ADB contingent

 

They inspected the Bialla Health Centre today and were impressed on the scope of work done by the project team.

Apart from Kimbe, Bialla appears to be the only district town in the country that is growing in-terms of continuous investments in hotel and apartments, besides the rapid rise in shops, opening up of banking services and other business houses.

With such developments, health is of paramount importance to the administration of Governor Sasindran Muthuvel.

COUNTING: WNB’s progressive results

COUNTING: WNB's progressive results

COUNTING: WNB’s progressive results

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Provinces praised for pioneering conservation project

The project, community-based forest and coastal conservation and resource management in PNG, supports the conservation initiative of communities in more than 200,000 hectares in the provinces.

It aims to help in advancing the provincial government’s efforts to protect the remaining rainforests in the Baining Mountain, Nakanai and Whiteman Ranges.

K1.5m agreement for biodiversity conservation

The funding will go towards a community-based forest and coastal conservation and resource management in PNG project.

The project is implemented by the Conservation Environment and Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG, with two years of funding provided by the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed today by CEPA and ENB Provincial Government, and separately with the WNB Provincial Government, which enables the project to go ahead.

​WNB counting set for weekend

All teams have completed their polling on Monday, July 3, and the last team from Gasmatta was airlifted back to Kimbe on Tuesday.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato confirmed that all counting venue hire will be paid by the WNB provincial administration.

In East New Britain, all teams completed their polling and have returned to Kokopo.

Gamato said counting is scheduled to start on Monday, July 10, depending on the payment of counting venue hire by the PNG Electoral Commission.

Across to Manus and New Ireland, counting is also scheduled for July 10.

Men dominate WNB elections

According to the Electoral Commission’s nominations list, 69 men will be contesting for the Kandrian-Gloucestor Open (17), Talasea Open (33) and the WNB Regional seat (16).

Looking to retain the seats after being declared in 2012 are Kandrian-Gloucestor MP, Joseph Lelang, Talasea Open MP, Francis Marus and WNB Regional MP, Sasindran Muthuvel.

Marus and Muthuvel are both running under the People’s National Congress (PNC) Party banner, while Lelang is with the Coalition for Reform Party (CRP).

No woman has nominated to contest in any of the seats.

Malu committed to take back Talasea electorate

The Nakanai tribe of West New Britain has put their very own son Simon Malu to contest the Talasea Open seat.

Malu, who is a former Director of Customary Lands nominated on the last day of nominations in Kimbe with a large crowd of supporters from Nakanai and around the province.

Malu is confident to win and claim back the Talasea seat which is rightfully theirs.

“This is our birthright and we cannot allow others to continue to dominate this seat.

“It’s about time we took what is ours and lead our people.”

The seat is currently held by Francis Marus.

VIDEO: WNB ILG gets customary land title

It is important for customary land owners to obtain land titles, especially when Incorporated Land Groups and clans are recognised.

The community can then benefit from their land.

 

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