Author: Kowara BELL

As most schools in Madang province celebrated the 47th Independence Anniversary of Papua New Guinea, some schools such as Holy Spirit Primary celebrated the special event on Thursday as students and teachers wore their white, red, black and gold colors with pride. The celebration was a success as the two thousand plus students along with teachers and staff actively took part with the program starting off with a parade followed by the National Anthem and recital of the National Pledge. The program then proceeded to the Mr. and Miss Holy Spirit Prrimary school pageant; an annual event that started last…

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A one week workshop training of Head Teachers in Madang province was carried out last week at the Jais Aben Resort on the re- introduced education curriculum system that will soon be implemented in the secondary and high schools throughout the province. This is the first training of head teachers, principals plus in-service coordinators which was initiated by the Provincial Education Department to train teachers on the re-introduced education system known as the Standard Base Curriculum System (SBC) throughout all primary and secondary schools in the country per the directives of National Education Department of Papua New Guinea. Acting Education…

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The Madang technical college celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary on Independence Day. Deputy Principal of Madang Technical College, Gabriel Poska, said that it was a two day event in which was celebrated on the 15th to the 16th of this month. He said the college has come a long way and will continue their way forward despite the struggles faced during the past five decades of the school. Madang Technical College is one of the earliest schools established since 1972, and despite the challenges faced the college has come this far and will continue to strive to produce quality technical and…

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Locals from the Dilup area in Sumgilbar LLG of Sumkar District, Madang, have raised their concerns on a nearly collapsed one lane bridge at Dilup along the Bogia highway. Local spokesperson from Dilup area, Paul Terry said that, the bridge was built around 1970’s making it one of the earliest bridge of Madang since independence. “The bridge has dropped some meters down on Sunday 11/09/22 due to the recent 7.6 magnitude earthquake and the people are concerned as it may collapse anytime soon.” He added that the bolts and braces holding the bridge intact is slowly rusting and the concretes…

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Madang Governor, Ramsey Pariwa is keen to concentrate more into increasing livestock production in Madang province. Pariwa said this during a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) draft initiated by the Livestock Development Corporation and the Madang provincial government. Governor Pariwa said that he is confident of the initiative that the current Marape Rosso government initiated to classify livestock as a Ministerial Department of its own apart from Agriculture thus, there is big a opportunity in the livestock industry. “I am very keen to increase livestock production as there is great potential of the province in livestock industry.” In addition to this,…

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Hundreds of houses have collapsed in the urban settlements of Madang leaving few sustaining minor injuries as a result of yesterday’s 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shook Papua New Guinea. Acting director for Madang Provincial Disaster and Emergency Department, Rudolph Mongalee, revealed Monday morning that reports have been coming in since Monday about 500 houses or so have collapsed in most of the urban settlements of Madang. He said a report was also made yesterday from Raicoast MP, Kessy Sawang stating a landslide had also occurred with zero casualty reports in the Gwarawon village in Nankina valley in the Naho-rawa LLG,…

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With the continuous terror and violence inflicted upon the locals in Nankina valley by the cult group known as the ‘Het wara’ Gang has caused many to be displaced, thus seeking refuge at Saidor station in the Raicoast district of Madang Province. Local community advocator from Saidor LLG, Alois Ulan speaking in an interview stressed that many of those who are displaced by the het wara gang terror and violence activities have migrated to the Saidor government station to seek refuge. “Local group of young men are causing disruption in the communities as they see that with the difficult geographical…

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The newly sworn Madang Governor sees he has a daunting task to carry out in addressing issues in Madang Provincial administration. Governor Ramsey Pariwa stressed that as a leader he has daunting responsibility to address administration issues. He stressed that when their is lack of service delivery in the province then it reflects the type of administration running the province. “Lack of service delivery in the Province is a testimony and evidence that shows lack of performance in the administration.” He further stated that they cannot change the People until they change the administration of Madang. “It has been too…

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An official swearing in ceremony was made this week to welcome the new Madang Governor, Ramsey Pariwa, into the Madang Provincial House of Assembly. In presence of the ceremony, included Member for Madang district, Bryan Kramer as well as Raicoast MP, Kessy Sawang and nineteen Presidents of the LLGs of Madang Province. The program began with a welcoming ceremony at the Madang airport of the six MPs and Governor Ramsey Pariwa followed by the main event. In light of this event, Governor Pariwa in his Maiden speech to the people of Madang, announced that this week marks a new beginning…

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Frustrated locals in the Ambenob Local level government in Madang raised concerns on the current increasing law and order issues in Madang Urban during an open forum that was held last week at the Ambenob LLG Council Chambers. The forum was the initiative of the local leaders and ward members to discuss issues that are affecting the livelihood of the people of Madang. Former Ward One councillor of Ambenob LLG, Bill Koi, urged local land owners to stop selling their lands to settlers in the town as it is one of the contributing factors to the increase of lawlessness in…

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