Today marks a significant milestone in history of the Correctional Service (CS) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) with the launching the first ever Bomana Governor’s Cup Rugby Tournament.
The National Capital District (NCD) Governors Cup Director and former inmate, Mr. Billy Aki was overwhelmed with tears of joy to launch this event, becoming the first ever in the history of this annual event to involve the participation of the inmates from the Bomana prison facility just outside Port Moresby city.
Mr. Aki stressed his goals to the inmates on how they should collaborate to improve and build a healthy mind and body for the inmates.
“I am proud to be here once again and to launch this event in the Bomana prison facility as it’s first ever,” Mr. Aki said.
“I hope to not only bring you this event, but much more in the near future with adequate funding.”
“I seek to equip myself with an adequate amount of funding from the NCD Governor of K350, 000 to efficiently carry out the games within the Bomana and NCD Tournament.”
The Commanding Officer (CO) for the CS Bomana facility, Chief Superintendent Yelly Oiufa, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the initiative brought on by Mr. Aki.
“We appreciate and thank you for the incredible initiative to involve the inmates in this event, it will be healthy and encourage collaboration between them,” said the CO.
“We are grateful for this and hope this initiative comes through for our inmates.”