Symposium livens town

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday November 5th, 2013

 MENDI town came alive yesterday as people from the districts of Southern Highlands flooded in to see provincial flags and people marching, some dressed in traditional attire, at the opening of the nurses’ symposium.

Nipa-Kutubu MP Jeffery Komal opened the 12th research symposium.

Some invited people from the national and Southern Highlands provincial governments did not turn up.

Among the expected but not seen were Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Health and HIV Minister Michael Malabag  and Southern Highlands Governor William Powi. O’Neill’s office sent an apology.

Benedict Laba, chairman of the Papua New Guinea national nurses’ research symposium, said it was the first time the symposium was held in the province.

Laba said  clinical nurses would be presenting 16 research papers.