Lelang launches Coalition for Reform Party in Kimbe

This coincided with the endorsement of 24 candidates from respective provinces around Papua New Guinea by Party founder and leader Joseph Lelang, Member for Kandrian- Gloucester Electorate.

Two of the candidates are female.

With the theme, “Taim Bilong Yumi” the party is driven to set a benchmark to move the country to the next level by analysing the government’s systems and providing resolutions that are applicable and relevant to facilitate through reform.

Don’t intimidate Electoral Commission: Baki

He said he won’t be tolerating anyone who tries to intimidate or disturb the work of both the Electoral Commission and Police to deliver safe and secure national general elections.

WNB rolls out ALESCO payroll system

The Department of Personal Management recently in the province to roll out the Alesco Payroll system.

Deputy Secretary of the department Dr Agnes Friday said it is a milestone achievement for the province.

She said the Alesco automated system is one of the four components of the Human Resource connect programs that are being rolled out to the provinces.

She said the second component is data cleansing and for this program DPM is working in partnership with the Finance Department to ensure that all data for the provinces are cleansed and updated.

Police boss congratulates WNB for producing soccer stars

Baki congratulated the four soccer stars during the official opening of the Police Commissioner’s conference in Kimbe on Monday.

“I give credit to WNB also because you had a contingent going to the FIFA Games.

“The young women that came have a different perception of PNG. Before they came, their parents and guardians warned them about PNG but the three weeks they participated in FIFA changed their perception about PNG.

“So credit must also go to our people. On behalf of the police force I also want to say thank you to the people of PNG.

Digicel reaches remote South coast of WNB

The WNB Provincial Government in partnership with Digicel PNG built two Towers in the area to improve the communication services

One tower was built in Maklo in Kandrian and the other at Airagilpua in Gloucester.

Governor Sasindran Muthuvel launched the two towers.

Muthuvel when speaking at the launch said we are living in the 21st century and communication is vital.

He told the people that from where he came from (India), they can excess internet, communicate with people in Kimbe and with the outside world.

WNB Day committee vote executives in Lae

The committee met at the Natural Polytechnic Institute and appointed Eddie Suma as chairman and Enoch Joseph as his vice.

They were task to organise the event and all its preparations.

President of the West New Britain Student Association at Polytechnic Ricky Ben told Loop PNG that they had an overwhelming supports from the committees where they each pledged to give K500 each for the event.

The committee were made up of Unitech and Polytechnic students.

Ben said they have proposed to raise K10,000 to host the event.

Muthuvel aids churches in WNB

Muthuvel said churches play an important role in the society we live in.

In supporting his vision for the churches, Muthuvel recently presented K50, 000 to Turuk Catholic church from the Provincial Services Improvement Programme (PSIP) to renovate their church buildings.

"When the mind and speech unite in earnestly asking for a thing, that prayer is answered.”

“How the saline waters of the ocean, contaminated drains, stagnant lakes from anywhere, evaporates into the above and comes down as rain, it becomes a pure water to drink.”

Small holder rice project to benefit WNB

The project is expected to be rolled out soon following the successful pilot project.

Each block is harvesting more than four tons with one farmer who trialed out the Dongara variety harvesting five tons in one hectare.

Participants at the Trukai Mini Rice Field day at Kapore last Thursday were assured that will be purchasing the rice, with much of it going into milling for consumption.

Trukai’s Agriculture Manager, Jarrod Pirie, said Trukai Industries will provide training and the market for the small holder program.

Trukai trials rice planting at Kapore in WNB

The six trial projects belonging to the farmers namely; Willie Wohwiehembe, Tiawa Kolonga, Leo Pea, Paul Siune, Annette Raphael and Boniface Narakau have been planted with a number of different variety rice seeds. Rice shoots are evident at this time on the project sites prompting the Technical Officer to conduct agronomic checks on parameters around; yields, pest and diseases tolerance, milling and cooking quality. 

Wingwafi said checks are done using checklists developed by NARI scientists.

Hoskins Girls Technical School receive books

Last year in the same books donation program, they received text books and reading materials that provided much needed assistance for teachers in preparing lessons for students.

Hoskins Girls is also a recipient of the NBPOL Education Assistance Program.

They received a computer and printer last year and the previous years, school project fees were paid for students who met certain criteria and were selected under the ILGs that had agreements with the company.