NVS council members sworn-in

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THE National Volunteer Services is a “sleeping giant” which has been boosted with the appointment of a new chairman and five new council members.
Community Development Minister Dame Carol Kidu said this yesterday when acknowledging Wep Kanawi as the new chairman who was tasked to revive the national volunteering services and establish an effective mechanism for utilising NVS capacity to bring about development and change.
He was sworn in yesterday by Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane along with community development secretary Joseph Klapat and others with higher standing in key government agencies, non-governmental organisations and private sectors.
Josephine Gena from Coffey International, Moale Vagi from the Melanesian leadership centre, Tau Vali from Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs and Personnel Management’s John Kali were among sworn members of the council.
The National Executive Council approved their appointment at a recent NEC meeting where Deputy Prime Minister Don Polye announced their names.
Sir Paulias and Dame Carol congratulated the members for accepting the challenge to be part of the useful organisation and said they were confident in their leadership abilities to lead the organisation to achieve better outcome for the people and the nation.
“I am convinced we have put together the right team to chart the course of the NVS in fulfilling its mission towards every community in the country. NVS is now in a position to play an important role in the challenges of the PNG2050 Vision,” Sir Paulias said.
He added that the task at hand was to realign the NVS plan to the vision and identify appropriate strategies.
“This is particularly a strong council with people with extreme experiences in the public, private and NGO sector,” Kidu said.
The team were sworn in before chief magistrate Steven Oli at the Gateway Hotel yesterday.