Public Holiday

Declared public holidays for Easter period

Acting secretary, Taies Sansan, says this is further to circular instruction No.30 of 2018 on public holidays for this year.

Event

Day

Date

Good Friday

Friday

No public holiday

Secretary for Personal Management John Kali confirmed this today.

However, Kali said public servants must be given time off to cast their votes.

He said he has instructed Departmental Heads give time off to public servants, with pay, to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

The private sector has also been instructed to allow its employees to vote as well.

Polling will begin tomorrow June 24 and ends on July 8, 20-17.

Ordinary Remembrance Day in Enga

Public servants took the day off to do their personal things while members of the public went about with their normal chores.

Many observers said the special day might have been overshadowed by the aftermath of the 15th Pacific Games.

However, the teachers and children from the little known Miok Primary School in Wapenamanda, Enga, decided to take the day off to celebrate in the nearest Lai River either doing laundry or swimming.

Teacher Anton Ambare said they opted to make their way to the river as thereĀ  were no special events being organized for them.