Two Moresby South schools to benefit from sporting complex

Moresby South Stadium groundsmen supervisor Jason Williams trimming hedges. – Pictures supplied

KILA KILA secondary and primary schools will benefit from a multi-purpose sporting complex in Moresby South, local MP Justin Tkatchenko says.
Tkatchenko said the land outside the schools belonged to the Department of Education and not the landowners.
He said with due respect to the landowners as the former Minister for Lands and Physical Planning, the ownership was with the department.
Tkatchenko said this to Joyce Bay volleyballers during the presentation of awards at the Moresby South Stadium on Friday.
He said Kila Kila Secondary had the larger portion of land to accommodate a number of sporting facilities.
He said for Kila Kila Primary the car wash at Kogeva has to make way for the development.
Tkatchenko said the facilities would boost the schools’ physical education lessons and other activities.
These ovals were used by the schools in the 1970s but were neglected and unused for some time.
“I will redevelop this parcel of land into a multi-purpose sporting venue for volleyball, basketball and rugby league as the majority of the youths in the community of Joyce Bay, Sabama and Kogeva are involved in these sports.
Tkatchenko through a partnership with National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop the Moresby South Stadium had been built.
This stadium has lifted the standard of the competition in the Moresby South Rugby Football League.
Last month (September) Tkachenko also announced that the Sir William Skate Oval would be redeveloped to a stadium at a cost of K4 million and be known as the home of Kaugere Bulldogs.
Moresby South has a rugby league stadium of its own unlike other leagues in Port Moresby and the country. MSS venue manager Bagelo Solien and his assistant Mark Kumbi added that the rugby league competition had changed with the new stadium.
“We are fortunate to have such a stadium and managed by Papua New Guinean’s and not foreign companies which is a bonus to the local staff working tirelessly to maintain the facilities.”