17 still stranded

Normal, Sports

SEVENTEEN members of Team Milne Bay who attended the 4th PNG Games are still stranded in Port Moresby, and will not be part of Christmas celebrations back home with their families.
The athletes remained at the Sacred Heart Primary School, which was the venue they were allocated to reside during the event.
However, after the games ended, the participants have been facing difficulties to purchase tickets to travel home.
A concerned mother from Milne Bay province, residing in Port Moresby, Bonnie Vava, was concerned that her brother, Clive Romalus, who was part Team Milne Bay, had travelled as the team coordinator for Team Milne Bay’s disability sports.
She added Romalus could not travel home and leave behind the rest of the contingent.
She said since the start of the games, half of the athletes  did not made it to Port Moresby for the games.
She said Milne Bay MPs had failed to assist the athletes compete in the PNG Games.
Vava added they were left in a “worse case scenario” with 17 players still residing at the primary school in Hohola.
They are fed by the staff at the Catholic school with assistance from the church authorities for almost two months.