The National, Wednesday 19th September, 2012
ALL provinces have been urged to get organise and submit their entries by names and accreditation forms to the organising committee (HOC) of the PNG Grassroots Games by the end of this month.
This is the third deadline. The first was set on July 21, with National Capital District the only province to submit forms.
The deadline was deferred to Aug 31 and then to Sept 30 as provinces continued to ignore the cut-off dates.
Organising committee chairman Sir Rabbie Namaliu said last Friday that submissions were necessary so the committee could plan for transport, accreditation, catering and logistics.
“Nine provinces so far – NCD, Gulf, Central, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, new Ireland, West New Britain, East New Britain, Western Highlands and Madang hadconfirmed accommodation arrangements and have paid bond fees of K10,000,” Sir Rabbie said.
The provincial education board has set a fee structure formula for accommodation at schools and institutions.
Sir Rabbie said the upper limit fee was K40,000 and included a bond of K10,000.
“We have allocated some of the games to districts to ease pressure on Kokopo’s transport and accommodation capacity but also for people to take ownership of the games rather than centralising in one area.
“That will also ensure that all facilities in the province are used and not only those at Takubar.”
He said the challenge was to organise transport.
“The 12 buses from the national events council are expected to arrive soon to help with transport.”
ENB sports director Rex Novulu said for the Southern region, accreditation was being done at the PNG Sports Federation in Port Moresby while Mamose, Islands and Highlands was being done in ENB.
“So as far as accreditation information goes, NCD, Central, Western Province and Oro have already submitted their information,” Novulu said.
“Others such as ENB, WHP and Morobe have submitted their entries by names and forms.