Ian Ling-Stuckey

Recognise women, MP says
THE power of a woman must be harnessed and multiplied in Kavieng. Economic development goals can be achieved far quicker if people of Kavieng recognised the power of women and treated mothers and women as equals, says a local MP. Treasurer and chairman of the Kavieng development authority, MP Ian Ling-Stuckey set the challenge for people of New Hanover at Baungung village, ward 13 in the Lavongai local level government last Saturday.

Promotion winners drawn
TEN customers who shop at Raumai 18 stores in Lae were the lucky winners of the Mainland Holdings “Win back-to-school” hampers. The winners, from Morobe, were part of the nationwide promotion that ran from Jan 18 to Feb 26. Tablebirds regional sales manager for Mamose Richard Yaking said the thought of having the promotion started last December.

K14mil road upgrade done
ROAD users were relieved to see the re-opening of the two kilometre section of the Independence Drive road from the University of Technology to Telikom junction, in Lae, Morobe, last week. The rehabilitation of the road costing K14 million, took four years to complete by contractor JV PNG Construction amid criticisms and challenges (especially with funding).

Province vested with IFMS
NORTHERN was one of the first provinces to be introduced to the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) in 2018 and the administration is now well vested with the new accounting application, official says. Provincial administrator Trevor Magei said the introduction of this new system had exposed the financial abuse that had existed at that time using the old provincial government accounting system-a manual application process.

Request made to split LLGs
A DECISION has been made to request the Government to respectively separate the Toma-Vunadidir local level government of Gazelle in East New Britain, into Toma and Vunadidir. Toma-Vunadidir LLG manager Nicholas Baroro said the people of the district were pleased with the dividing of the district.

Data collection for new LLG
OFFICERS of the Lassul Baining local level government (LLG) in Gazelle, East New Britain, have recently conducted a data collection programme in the LLG’s six wards. The database collection was done purposely in preparation of the formation of a new LLG that will be known as North Baining. Acting LLG manager Robin Kada Lassul says Baining LLG already had a full council and executive members that have been approved and endorsed.

Use funds wisely, staff told
PUBLIC servants in Northern have been urged to utilise funds in a manner that is transparent, accountable and serves the purpose that it is meant for, as per their respective annual activity plans and programmes. Oro administrator Trevor Magei said public servants in the province must ensure their programmes were implemented during this financial year and must be achieved.