Australia’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea Bruce Davis recently revisited Nuku District, in West Sepik, where he saw first-hand the progress of various programs supported through the Papua New Guinea Australia Partnership.
High Commissioner Davis and Mr James Gilling, First Assistant Secretary in the Pacific Bilateral Division at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, travelled with local Member of Parliament Joe Sungi.
Australia is keen to support the Government of Papua New Guinea in its commitment to empowering provinces and districts with the aim of improving local service delivery and economic opportunity for the vast majority of people who live in rural areas.We have been working together to in Nuku District for several years to achieve this objective.
The Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership has been proud to partner with the Nuku Council of Women and the district to rehabilitate the Women’s Resource Centre and achieve the vision of a local bakery as a new source of skills and income.
High Commissioner Davis also visited East Sepik, where the delegation met with Governor Allan Bird to discuss how Australia and Papua New Guinea can best work together to support the people of the diverse Sepik region.
High Commissioner Davis also revisited two schools in Wewak – Passam National High School and Mercy Secondary - to see progress since his visit in 2018 and to speak with students and school administrators about challenges and opportunities in education.