A local ward councillor in central province has stamped a momentous achievement albeit his first term through organising a successful festive volleyball sporting event that will end with a grand final berth at the end of this month.
The Mesime Ward 3 in the Koiari Local Level Government (LLG) in the Kairuku Hiri electorate will see the festive sporting event come to its conclusion after a two-month contest since December, 1st, 2021.
This was made possible by an aspiring young and vibrant leader who has manifested in sports as a material gadget that could trigger change in communities through sports.
This will be the third organised festive sporting event since 2018.
Allan, mixed parentage of Waima in Kairuku and Koiari in Hiri, had left his well-paid job with the Hugo Cannery in Port Moresby for the sake of the community he had lived in the last 40 years.
His community on the outskirts of Port Moresby along the Sogeri Road is known to crop some of the country’s dangerous criminals.
His beckoning came with a reason and tried his luck for the ward council election in 2018.
Allan’s enlightenment was to focus on his ‘back to school’ sports program.
‘’I made it a priority to engage students in sports in their long holidays in the festive season.
‘’We all know that lawlessness is a major problem experienced in every single community throughout the country. Thus, has become a habit and epidemic that has gone out of control.‘’
He said it is a responsibility for every leader at the community level to address the issue.
‘’Therefore the two months back to school sports program is an initiative taken when I entered office in 2018,’ he said.
He said six teams contested and since the start of the volleyball tournament and four teams comprised of men and women teams have made it through the grand finale.
Nata Minas will take on Saika Bullets in the men’s division while Kuma Stars will spike their best against the aggressive Nata Minas side in the women’s division.
He thanked various business houses, office of the Governor for Central and the office of the MP for Kairuku Hiri for their support towards the tournament.