Tuesday, August 20, 2013


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SOME Papua New Guinea diplomats are posted abroad without being properly briefed about their duties and responsibilities, a Government official said.
Acting secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade William Dihm told an induction workshop for public servants to be posted abroad that many officers were not properly briefed about their country, agencies represented, their personal and corporate duties and responsibilities. 

Photo: Minister Pato (fourth left front), Acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs William Dihm (third right front) with newly appointed heads of missions, department of foreign affairs personnel for foreign missions. 

The workshop was held at the PNG Institute of Public Administration last Thursday for newly-appointed heads of missions and Department of Foreign Affairs personnel for foreign missions. They were told to understand a bit more about their own country, what is expected of them when in the countries they were assigned to.

He said many government institutions had lost their way and the Foreign Service was no exception.
“Our department has changed significantly,” Dihm said.
He said a PNG Foreign Service officer was someone with integrity, commitment and zeal.The induction workshop will run for two weeks.
The heads of missions are: Rupa Mulina (Ambassador to Washington DC), Fred Yakasa (High Commissioner to Solomon Islands), Joshua Kalinoe (Ambassador to Brussels).

Department of Foreign Affairs officers on overseas postings are: Franz Mizigi (Minister to Honiara, Solomon Islands), Brian Kaumu (First Secretary to Beijing, China), Nasser Tamei (First Secretary to London), Benjamin Kamil (Second Secretary to Tokyo, Japan), Farapo Korere (Second Secretary to Jakarta, Indonesia), Barbara Mimino (Consul-General to Sydney, Australia), Rava Chapman (Vice-Consul, Cairns, Australia),  Emily Lopili (Third Secretary, Brussels), Henao Iduhu (Third Secretary, Honiara, Solomon Islands), Christine Stuffie (Third Secretary, Jayapura), Lucy Kila (Third Secretary, Canberra, Australia), Sheryl Jogio (Third Secretary, Jakarta, Indonesia), Freda Felihau (Third Secretary, Singapore).

- From The National, August 20, 2013


THE School of Natural and Physical Science Society (SNPSS) at the Universityof Papua New Guinea were happy to have PNG Power as their major sponsor for their science and technology fair.
PNG Power gave K5,000 to SNPSS to help them host their first ever science and technology fair at UPNG from Aug 7-9, 2013.

Photo: Biology students presenting a project on coral nursery during their science and technology fair at UPNG last week.

PNG Power general manager human resources Luke Ambu said there was a need see young Papua new Guineans become innovators and creators of new technology, systems and processes as well.
New skills and talents also grow and develop at this level and our interest together with human development is to attract raw and fresh key talents.
"PNG Power is in a global environment. We need to move with changes anddevelopments in science and technology and must understand better about the environment we operate in locally and globally.
Additionally we must build partnership with such key learning institutions as well because that's where the leaders of tomorrow for PNG will come from," Ambu said.

Ambu said PNG Power will continue to support such significant events becauseevents like this will unlock the potential of "young minds" early and provide them the opportunity and freedom to collaborate with the workforce and business environment without boundaries.

SNPSS president Randy Haihavu said PNG Power's sponsorship had really put a good angle to the school of natural and physical science to promote the students out there in the workforce.
Haihavu said the fair was about changing the perception that most people have about science in the country because there was more to science, including research and inventions than what met the eyes.


STUDENTS at Twinky Winky International School in Port Moresby closed their National Book Week celebrations on Friday (August 9) with a visit to the children’s ward at the Port Moresby General Hospital. 

With assistance from their teachers, they shared the theme of the week by presenting books, dolls and Teddy Bears to children there. Before presenting the gifts, the students in kindergarten to Grade 6 sang songs, prayed for the sick and a few of them walked the aisles of the ward dressed in costumes of different professionals and book characters such as Cinderella, Batman and Little Red Riding Hood. 

Pictured are students with school staff before entering the hospital for the visit.