West New Britain

Over 45,000 people to access upgraded hospital

During the ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, WNB Governor Sasindran Muthuvel.

Speaking during the ceremony, Muthuvel expressed his gratitude in finally seeing this major project become reality. A funding of K1.1 million from the Provincial Services Improvement Program was available since 2015, but couldn't materialise due to the delay in the bureaucratic process.

"In any Government, education and health are two main priority sectors as they go hand in hand, just like both eyes in the human physical function that has each sharing equal importance,” said the Governor.

WNB in second place in NEFC rating

This rating is in assessment of spending according to budget in ensuring that key priorities for each sector is achieved and development key factors are realized.

Provincial Administrator, Williamson Hosea said this has been a great achievement under the good governance of Governor Sasindran Muthuvel who is a visionary leader.
This came to light during a recent gathering at Malalia in the Hoskins LLG.

Talasea MP Marus presents acquittals

MP Francis Marus and his district development authority officers made the acquittal presentation to the DIRD Secretary Paul Sai’i in Port Moresby last week.

Marus who is also the Higher Education Minister in presenting the financial spending of his district indicated the need for reporting by members of Parliament on public funds and also for DIRD to conduct physical monitoring against projects on the ground.

NGO to help Kimbe with water and sanitation program

This Live & Learn Environmental Education project, which started last week, will work in communities to establish a community business that will sell affordable toilets and sanitation products to families.

Currently, the project officers are visiting potential communities in the Dagi and Sarakolok areas to conduct baseline research on the availability of clean water and toilets.

Meetings have been held to discuss proper toilets that address the needs of clients such as privacy, safety, environmental safety and affordability.

The unexplored regions of West New Britain Province

Before you can say a vacation anywhere in Papua New Guinea will satisfy this desire, note also, that not every province gives the same experience.

Pokili committees attend roles and responsibilities training

They were trained on the roles of office bearers, leadership traits, planning, report writing, financial accountability and evaluation.

The event was jointly facilitated at Rapuri village on April 19 by Mahonia Na Dari, the local marine conservation NGO, New Britain Palm Oil Ltd and United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) project officers.

WNB must be proud of aircraft, says Hosea

The aircraft was welcomed with a hose-down from fire trucks followed by performances from traditional singsing groups.

Speaking during the arrival at the terminal yesterday, Provincial Administrator Williamson Hosea said the naming of the aircraft is something that the people of West New Britain must be proud of.

He said Hoskins port, being the second contributor to the Air Niugini coffers after Mt Hagen, was a bonus in terms of promoting tourism in the province.

Talasea High School set for academic year

The Year 9 students totalled 211, while Year 10 classes stand at 180 students.

The school has 10 teachers and six classes each. Students from all around the Talasea Wards are attending the High School.

A new Toyota land cruiser 10 seater was purchased and handed to the School board by the President of the Talasea LLG Victor Narere.

Speaking to the Principal Michael Voiha, he commented that, the school still has to have extra classrooms for Year 11 and 12 over the next two years.

Talasea Highway riddled with potholes

Those vehicles  travelling in from Bulu, Pangalu, Volupai, Bitokara, Dami, have to travel on gravel road past the new Talasea High School and the Police Highway Patrol base. Gravel roads are maintained by NBPOL.

The sealed sections from Bola and Kavugara junction have many potholes that pose threats to drivers and passengers while trying to avoid potholes.

The biggest potholes are found at Kilu Bridge. They are an eyesore and must be fixed immediately.

WNB Health Authority welcomes new chairman and CEO

Amidst WNB Provincial Administration executives, representatives from the Governor’s office and Provincial Administration, board members of the Provincial Health Authority, outgoing Acting CEO Dr. Joseph Nale, Acting Chairman of the PHA  Teup Goledu, senior staff of the Hospital, stakeholders and media personnel, the swearing in ceremony was conducted at Liamo Reef Resort this morning.