The National, Thursday 13th September, 2012
THE New Ireland Provincial Celebration Council is planning to make the 37th independence anniversary celebration in Kavieng one to remember.
The council has marked Sept 16 and 17 as commemoration dates for the country’s independence.
The people in Kavieng will be treated to a carnival of games, competitions and surprises.
In a press release, it said a combined church service would be held on Sunday, followed by an official opening that would include a guard of honour, flag-raising and addresses by the province’s parliamentarians.
It said schools, public servants, and the disciplinary forces would take part in a march and float parade through town.
Choir competition and string bands are set to rock Kavieng town, with groups representing areas such as Konoagil, in Namatanai, New Hanover and Murat.
Governor Sir Julius Chan, Kavieng member Ben Micah and Namatanai MP Byron Chan are expected to officiate at the celebration.
In addition, Sir Julius will be visiting villages along the West Coast to express his appreciation for their support during the elections.
All nine districts in the province have received K10,000 each for the celebration as directed by Sir Julius.