Work will get underway on stage two of the facility in the coming weeks which includes the main grand stand, eight restaurants, a huge convention centre, a leagues club and doctor’s facilities.Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko says the facility will still be used for events as the construction goes along.He said a lot of the construction work for the prefabrication and manufacturing like the concrete seating and steel framework is done at Motukea and brought in and assembled.The Public Private Partnership K120 million funding through the National Government and Curtain Brothers is ongoing.“It’s a commitment that is solid and we will be working very closely with Curtain Bros to ensure they have their facilities finished on time.“Curtain Bros is on target and we will ensure that the government has the funding backing them all the way to complete by October,” said Tkatchenko.It will run and manage the stadium for 30 years and invest K60 million of its own money into the project which is half of the contract value.This will allow the stadium to be professionally managed and operated in the best interest of all users and the public.Once completed, it will have a seating capacity of 20,000 and have multipurpose facilities to host any event in PNG.
Miatta has a story to tell, one that describes the loss of innocence.“Since I was a child, I’ve been living from home to home. I quite recently moved back in with my biological mother and understand why,” she says.Miatta composes herself just like any normal teenager would; she spends most of her time playing jumprope, kickball and hanging out with friends.But she hides a dark secret.According to Miatta, the hardest part of her life is having to answer the one question so many people ask her over and over again.“Where is your pa?,”Nine years ago, Fallah, Miatta’s father, was arrested and charged for the rape of a seven year old girl; Miatta’s friend.“Our mothers went out of town and left us at my aunty’s house for the weekend. My father lived in his own house back then and never had access to us throughout the weekend. I don’t know how she was raped by my father,” Miatta said.Miatta was five when officers knocked on her mothers door to tell her about her husband’s arrest.“They said my father raped my friend that weekend and he has been in jail since then,” she added.Ironically, the complainant never followed the case and, according to Miatta, her father has been in prison for the past nine years without trial.“I was 10 when my mother told me about my father. And she did so by taking me to the Monrovia Central Prison to see him,”she says. “It was scary, but after he told me his side, I decided not to judge him,” she added.Since then, Miatta has been visiting her father weekly, never once missing a week.“My concern is knowing the truth and that can only be done if my father is given a fair trail. Where are his accusers? Since they accused my father, they just left him in prison,” Miatta added.Meanwhile, Miatta says she wants justice to be served if her father is guilty and set free if he’s Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)