Dept. of Community Development goes online

Posted: December 27, 2007 in Citizenship, Education, Health, Information, Politics, Sports
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Honorable Minister for Community Development, Dame Carol Kidu officially launched the new website for the Department in a low key ceremony at the Lamana Hotel last month. This website marks the effort of the secretary for the Department, Mr. Joseph Klapat and the Minister to promote the Department of Community Development.

During the launching of the website, the Minister thanks UNICEF, UN and UNIFEM for their continued support towards children, women and youths and to promote the activities of the Department. UNIFEM has approved funding of US300, 000.00 to the Department of Community Development for projects to address the issue of Violence Against Women and to make sure CEDAW is implemented in Papua New Guinea. 

The site also contains links to various documents that people may be interested in getting a copy. For instance, a copy of the Birth Registration Form can also be downloaded and filled in to email to the Department to avoid the hassle of long cues and empty office at times.

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Comments
  1. Mangimosbi says:

    Bro,

    It would be really great if the Department of Foreign Affairs & the Department of Labour tried to automate some of their VIsa Application & Work Permit application processes and eventaully put it online becuase at the moment the whole process is just one big head ache.

    Its good to see that some people are thinking of investing in tehnology though.

    Happy Niu Yia!!!

  2. Emmanuel says:

    Exactly Mangimosbi…the more websites out there the better…Great Stuff!

    And Bro Best Wishes for 2008!!

  3. Rex says:

    @MangiMosbi

    That is so true…. it saves alot of time just trying to organise a VIsa with PNG immigration. Why can’t try just out-source it and get someone to build their website?? They making alot of money already from these visa applications… it wouldn’t pose so much a problem to them

  4. mangimosbi says:

    @ Rex

    It would also enable the to utilise their scarce manpower in more value adding work than just crosschecking applications.

  5. Rex says:

    @Definately!!
    And they complain about not having many staff…

  6. Vagi says:

    Hello,

    I have a group on facebook.com called ” A Voice for the Women of Papua New Guinea”

    There has been some great discussion about domestic violence against women and we would like our opinions heard about how domestic violence in PNG can be prevented/stopped.

    Would anyone have contacts I can get in touch with to bring our ideas for a campaign forward?

    Thanks,

    Vagi

  7. Carl says:

    Well, the title of this page says it all so I decide to search the website. When I clicked on the Department of Community Development link on the same page, I get to nowhere but the message below.

    Index of /

    Apache/2.2.29 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.29 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at http://www.dfcd.gov.pg Port 80

    Why is it so hard to develop a proper website for the Department? I’ve searched on-line to try and download “Birth Registration” form but to no avail. What is wrong with the Government Departments? I guess one will have to rock up in person to the office in Port Moresby and wait for an hour or two or maybe three to be served by the front office staff who does not really care how long it takes to process the form for the client.

    Now that is definitely “off-line” for me!

    Thanks.

    Carl.

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