Christmas police operations in Yangoru-Saussia

Yangoru-Saussia Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister for International Trade and Investment, Richard Maru is appealing to his people of Yangoru-Saussia to use the festive season for church, sports, and other worthwhile activities and not wild drinking and involvement in crime.

“I am particularly calling on the warring communities of Soli and Warahembe in East Yangoru LLG to stop further escalation of trouble as we have already lost four lives,” said Minister Maru.

Yangoru Mobile Barracks progressing

Yangoru-Saussia MP and Minister for International Trade and Investment, Richard Maru, said this is an important aspect of the work that needs to be completed in the next three months, and despite continuous rain slowing progress of the work it is continuing.

Mr Maru said he is hopeful that the Yangoru-Saussia Police Mobile Barracks will be up and running by this year, as major roads and drainage work around the premises commenced last week.

Fish farming Skills for Yangoru-Saussia

The knowledge and skills received on tilapia fish farming, includes how to properly manage and clean fisheries facilities.

The Inland Fisheries farming training workshop was provided by the EU-STREIT PNG, as part of its Fisheries component in the province earlier this month.

Fifteen farmers, four of them women, from Numbo, Sasowia, East and West Yangoru LLGs attended the training held at the Catholic Mission Hall.

Yekimbole-Uripmo Road Sealing

Richard Maru said they would like the Department of Works to complete the work by the end of September, 2021.

Mr Maru said this allows them to progress with the official opening of the Sepik Chicken, Grain and Cocoa Innovation Project in October this year.

The MP said he visited the farm recently, and reports that it is on track to deliver its first chicken meat to the market, in the second week of June.

He also said finishing touches to the ‘Haus Kill’ and hatchery are progressing well.

Mr Maru expect it to the completed by the end of July.

Yangoru-Saussia to launch agro company

Called the Ninere Agro Industries Limited, the company will purchase cocoa and vanilla directly from growers and export directly to overseas markets.

The establishment of the company is one of nine key resolutions passed by the Yangoru-Saussia District Development Authority (YSDDA) on April 28th.

Yangoru-Saussia MP Richard Maru, says the “Ninere Agro Industries Limited” or NAIL will buy cocoa and vanilla from all District farmers, cutting off middlemen foreign companies, and transferring the saved margin to farmers.

Loan scheme for chicken farmers

Under the scheme stallholders chicken farmers can borrow from the bank to start their own chicken sheds.

Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, recently met with Pipols Micronbank CEO, Anthony Dela Cruz, to inalise details with the Bank and the District.

Under the scheme, the farmer will be required to provide 30 percent equity whether building a small shed for 200 chickens or large shed for 4,000 or more chickens.

The Bank will provide 70 percent of the funding required for the shed which is guaranteed by YSDDA. The cheapest shed will be within K10,000.

Maru hosts meeting for large scale investments

Maru said some potential projects discussed will involve investments of over K100 million.

Yangoru-Saussia MOP Richard Maru said one proposed project worth over K100 million will be transformational in terms of scale, technology, permanent employment opportunities, large business spin- off opportunities and the vast market opportunities of new products they will produce in the District.

The MP said it is not an easy task convincing the right partners that their investment will be safe and they generate acceptable returns for their shareholders.

Historic academic year opening for Yangoru-Saussia

They include Numbo High in Numbo LLG, Wingei High in West Yangoru, and the School of Excellence in Yangoru Station.

The new institutions opened their doors for the first enrolments on Monday 3rd of February.

The opening of the new schools follow determination by Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, to ensure children do not travelling long distances to attend high schools, a daily struggle and risk for students.

It also ensures students are not kicked out of the education system due to the lack of spaces in existing high schools.

Hand criminals over: MP

The suspects, numbering over 20, should be handed over to Police at Yangoru for their continuous hold ups on the Sepik Highway.

“The entire East Sepik Province and our people in Yangoru are fed up of these rascals who continue to hold up our PMVs and buses at the Marinjan Bridge at Boem nearly every two days. They have targeted the travelling public, especially our vanilla traders, to steal from their hard earned cash after their sales,” he said.

“I have met families who have lost K50,000, some K80,000 in a single hold up, which is totally unacceptable.”

Focus on public servants

Twenty-nine course participants in the Yangoru-Saussia District in East Sepik Province graduated on Friday after two weeks of training in Project Management and Financial Management. The training was facilitated by the PNG Institute of Leadership and Governance.