News Bytes for 1st July, 2014

“TOMSCOLL ON PS”Bridgette Komatep


Member for Middle Ramu Tommy Tomscoll has called on public servants in the district to shape up or shift out. Speaking at the launch of the Madang-Simbai Road recently, Mr. Tomscoll told the people that by the Middle Ramu district authority law, the local MP and the district authority have the power to sack non-performing public servants.





The High Commissioner in Canberra, Australia, Charles Lepani has pledged his support for the PNG Rugby Football Union and Brumbies partnership program.


With an influx of Papua New Guineans in Australia’s capital and the national team currently under the ACT Brumbies regime, local wantoks have gathered far and wide to support our boys down south.


While the Pukpuks sevens boys will be arriving after a two-month long program in Canberra, the PNG Palais and Pukpuks 15s teams are next in line to undergo the Monier-Brumbies strength and conditioning program.


“TEACHER’S PAY”Meredith Kuusa


Secretary for Education Dr. Michael Tapo is calling on provincial education advisors to submit updated forms of current teacher numbers. The call was made in light of a number of teachers who have not been receiving their pay.

He also said 32 districts have not submitted their reports, which contain the necessary data needed to draw up the 2015 education budget.


“GAMES ON TRACK”Sylvester Gawi


Lae’s major sporting venues, the Sir Ignatius Kilage indoor and outdoor stadiums, are currently undergoing major renovations in preparation for the PNG Games. Other sporting venues will also get major facelifts as work begins on games infrastructure in the coming weeks. 




Henganofi MP and Police Minister, Robert Atiafa,  told a gathering in Faientina yesterday, that  Port Moresby’s  politics has to be separated from the routine duties of  service delivery. Atiyafah expressed strong support for the PM  and  said what the country needs are  good roads  and services and not a new prime minister or a new government.

The public response was the telling of how urban and rural perspectives on Waigani politics defer. 



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