Govt plans agriculture map
THE Agriculture Department will be working with the Government to put out a map of the country’s agriculture potential, acting Minister for Agriculture and Prime Minister James Marape says. Marape told Parliament recently that having a clear map could help investors, local farmers and plantation owners know which parts of the country were the best place to invest for certain crops.

Fight against corruption
Rabaul MP Dr Allan Marat has challenged MPs to support important legislations to address corruption in the country. Marat said leaders needed to be accountable to their people. He said through the Whistle Blowers’ Legislation and Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) Legislation, the leaders would be accountable to their people.

MP calls for respect
LOCAL level government presidents and mayor of Kundiawa town in Chimbu, who were sworn into office recently, need respect from the people to deliver services, Kundiawa-Gembolg MP William Onglo says. He demanded respect from the people of Kundiawa urban, Waiye, Mitnande and Niglkande LLGs. Ongulo made this known following a series of fights between supporters of ward councillors and presidential candidates after the LLG elections.

School invites pioneers
AN INVITATION is extended to all pioneer students of Boromil Primary School in Kumai-Bomai local level government in Gumine, Chimbu, to attend its 50th anniversary during independence celebrations. The school, since it started in 1968, has produced politicians, leaders and elites in the district. Golden jubilee organising committee coordinator Nephian Arthur said the celebrations would start tomorrow.

LLG form youth groups
Young people in remote communities of Northern now have a strong voice on tackling crime, creating opportunities for work and learning following the commissioning of three local level youth development councils. The governments – Popondetta urban, Kira and Afore – established their youth councils and elected their executives.

Instructions and guidelines
Administrative guidelines and financial instructions are not something to hide and newly-elected ward councillors and LLG presidents need to know. Department of Implementation and Rural Development acting secretary Aihi Vaki said newly elected councillors and presidents should grab copies of the guidelines and financial instructions.

Atiyafa: Review finalised
A REPORT on a major review into the Organic Law on national and local level government elections has been finalised. Constitutional and Law Reform Commission chairman Robert Atiyafa announced that a final report of the review would be submitted to the Government by the end of this month.