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Delegates congratulate MP
NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop, Prime Minister James Marape and others congratulated newly elected Moresby North-West MP Lohia Boe Samuel last Friday. “Samuel’s overwhelming victory should be a beginning of a new era for the better,” Parkop said. “For more than 20 years, elected members of Moresby North-West have been working in isolation, instead of collaboratively. But, we have still delivered on socio-economic and infrastructure projects. Now, we are happy that it will be more streamlined.”
Outgoing principal thanked
EVANGELICAL Lutheran church of PNG assistant bishop Rev Lucas Kedabing has thanked the outgoing principal of Senior Flierl Seminary in Logaweng, Finschhafen, for his service to the church and school. Outgoing principal Rev Beka Kosieng was described as a hard-working man who had achieved a lot during his time at Logaweng, one of which was the theology and pastoral diploma programme which he introduced that saw nine students graduated on Sunday.

‘Training to equip students’
CHIEF censor Jim Abani says awareness programmes have been carried out at schools in Papua New Guinea since 2014. He said: “The training are to equip students with skills and knowledge on the work of censorship to enable them to spread awareness to other students, in their homes and communities. We want them to be better and responsible citizens when they leave school to join the working community.”

Workshop prepares staff
A WORKSHOP was conducted recently to prepare Department of Higher Education staff to take over the regulation of all colleges and universities which have been transferred from the Education Department. Higher Education Minister Wesley Raminai said quality education at all levels was vital for increasing PNG’s human and economic development, prosperity and competitiveness.

Work tools donated to prison
BUSINESSWOMAN Carol Tai donated thousands of kina worth of work tools to Bihute prison in Eastern Highlands recently. Prison commander Supt Donald Apeti thanked Tai saying the prison was in desperate need of work tools for its rehabilitation programmes.

Officials visit province
Vice-minister for Mining Peter Sapia, department secretary Harry Kore and the management team visited East New Britain recently to observe current projects and work that its officers on the ground were doing. Sapia visited sites as part of the re-location of the Rabaul volcano observatory from Rabaul to Kenabot in Kokopo.

Residents to receive tanks
THIRTY people residing at Port Moresby’s Morota area will receive water tanks, thanks to the National Capital District Commission. According to the commission, the gesture was due to numerous calls made by mothers for improvement of proper water supply and sanitation.