Council to meet, straighten issues

Normal, Sports

The National, Friday 12th April, 2013


THE PNG Games Council will meet in Lae tomorrow to discuss the report from the East New Britain Host Organising Committee on hosting the 2012 Games in Kokopo.

Under the Games charter, the host organising committee was required to present their report two months after the Games.

But the East New Britain HOC has failed to meet that deadline.

PNG Games Council chairwoman and PNG Sports Foundation acting executive director Iammo Launa yesterday said their report was overdue by a month. 

The ENB Committee should have presented their report on March 13.

In the first meeting in March 13, the ENB HOC failed to submit the full acquittal of national government funding of more than K20 million plus another K5 million from the ENB provincial government.

Launa said the PNG Games Council, through the PNG Sports Foundation, had reminded them and sent them memorandums calling for their prompt response for the report.

She said the Morobe host organising Committee for the 2014 PNG Games would brief the council on their preliminary works, including the appointment of their committee.

One of the initiators and founding father  of the PNG Games and National Sports Institute director, Edris Kumbruwah reiterated that the furnishing of 2012 PNG Games report was of paramount importance as, PNG Games Council and the future host of the Games would use this to stage their Games.

“The Kokopo Games report is essential for the way forward for future PNG Games, and it’s a must the ENB HOC submit their report,” Kumbruwah said.

The national government supported the Games through Community Development Fund from the National Gaming Control Board.