Funds Wont be Released Until Structure Approved

On Monday 14, January 2019 Head of Secretariat Ms. Kessy Sawang met with Treasury officials for information on funding to get work moving for MRA. Previously, all the funding for Manam Resettlement Program has been chanelled through the Madang Provincial Administration. The Independent Review authorised by the Minister will also look into how these funds…

Way Forward Strategy – Minister Isifu & Chairman Ken Fairweather

On January 08, 2019 Chairman of Manam Resettlement Authority Ken Fairweather held discussions with the Minister for Inter Government Relations Hon. Kevin Isifu, MP on way forward for the resettlement program. As per expert reports, Manam Island is now uninhabitable.  The frequency of the volcanic eruptions has increased and it is a health hazard for…

Trust, Accountability and Transparency

The Internally Displaced People (IDP) communities of Manam Islanders and their impacted host villages have lost confidence and trust in the overall administration between the National Government and provincials insitutions responsible for finding solutions for their plight.  In the 15 years, the quality of life have deteriorated and the people’s morale are at its lowest,…