The National, Tuesday 10th April 2012
THE Gulf team for the 5th PNG Grassroots Games in Kokopo, East New Britain, has firmed up its commitment of K10,000 to be accommodated at the Vunadidir Primary School in the Toma-Vunadidir local level government, Gazelle district.
Chairman of the 5th PNG Games host organising committee (HOC) Sir Rabbie Namaliu has commended Team Gulf through Governor Havila Kavo for meeting their commitment.
In a small ceremony recently to witness the payment of K10,000 to the chairman of the school’s board of management, Namaliu extended the HOC’s gratitude and that of Governor Leo Dion to Kavo for fulfilling his commitment to send the team and accommodate them at Vunadidir when he visited last year to recruit teachers from the province to teach in Gulf.
Sir Rabbie told the gathering witnessed by HOC members James Wong, Cleopas Warpit, Simon Foo, parish priest Fr Julius Lak, four ward councilors and deputy provincial administrator and chief executive officer of the PNG Games secretariat Bernard Lukara, that PNG Games was all about uniting diverse cultures and building relationships.
“The opportunity that the games will bring to the young people from other provinces is to learn a little bit more about East New Britain and how we live; what our staple foods are; and what our main cash crops activities are,” he said
“It will also give them an opportunity to see and appreciate how our government and its provincial administrative service delivery system works.”
Sir Rabbie said the Games would also bring an opportunity for the province and especially the host communities to share with their guests from other provinces their way of living.
In presenting the K10,000 to the board of management chairman of Vunadidir Primary School, Gulf deputy provincial administrator Emmanuel Xavier said he admired Namaliu for the way the Kokopo games had been organised.