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Media Releases, 22 May 2018

ExxonMobil PNG staff lend a helping hand to RPNGC Family Sexual Violence Unit

ExxonMobil PNG staff have volunteered three weekends of their time to give back to the community by repairing the waiting area of the Family Sexual Violence Unit (FSVU) located at the Boroko Police Station in Port Moresby.

ExxonMobil PNG, operator of PNG LNG, is an advocate against gender based violence and has come to the aide of the FSVU because of the work it does for women, children and men who are affected by violence in their home.

FSVU officer, Sergeant Eremugo Job said the hut was a waiting area for families that come to the Unit to lodge their complaints or seek advice. The hut was built a couple of years ago through the PNG-Australia Policing Partnership but had weathered over time and was in much need of repair.

“The floor boards have holes and is a safety hazard to our visitors, rain also gets into the waiting area. There is some work still needs to be done and I am pleased that these young ExxonMobil PNG staff have come to assist us,” Sergeant Job said.

ExxonMobil PNG’s volunteers come from the company’s head office, the PNG LNG Plant site near Port Moresby and includes staff on field break from the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela province. 

Facilities Integrity Management System (FIMS) Coordinator, Andrew Hemetsberger said; “It doesn’t hurt giving up my time to do this as I enjoy doing renovation as a hobby. Doing this gives me exposure and experience. It has also given me a feeling of accomplishment that I helped the community in some way.”

The finishing touches will be done this weekend.