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NCC Resumes 2019 Operations under New Head

The new National Cultural Commission head Steven Kilanda urges support and commitment from staff to move the organization forward in preserving the country’s cultural heritage. According to NCC’s brief progressive report for the month of February and March, Kilanda replaces John Uani as the new acting executive director for this year 2019.

“The functions and responsibilities of the National Cultural Commission are important to preserve, protect, safeguard, develop and promote the country’s traditional and contemporary cultural heritage,” Kilanda said.

The report highlighted that due to the current modern and development influences that have degraded certain aspects of the PNG’s cultures at a rapid phase, the organization under this new leadership of Mr Kilanda pledges to try and address that.

Institute of PNG Studies in desperate need of refurbishment

National Cultural Commission Head Steven Kilanda has expressed concern over the deteriorating state of the three Institutions that are under NCC.

In the progressive report for the month of February Kilanda who is the newly appointed acting executive director said that the three cultural institutions; namely Institute of PNG Studies, National Film Institute (NFI), and National Performing Arts Troupe (NPAT) are deteriorating at a faster rate and required instant attention to improve their states.

“I feel sorry for the status of these government facilities there that are really run down, deteriorated to the point where some of the materials are falling apart that need major refurbishment urgently,” he said.