Marape Says Government now focusing more on rural PNG

by PNG Business News - May 09, 2022

Photo: PM Marape, Tewai-Siassi MP Hon. Dr Kobby Bomareo and Morobe Governor Hon. Ginson Saonu join the singsing group at Bunsil Station

Remote sections of the nation, such as Morobe's Siassi islands, are no longer neglected, according to James Marape.

During his visit to Bunsil Station on central Umboi Island, he launched many impact projects for Pangu MP Hon. Tewai-Siassi District Development Authority (DDA). Kobby Bomareo, M.D.

He was joined by the Deputy Leader of Pangu, Hon. Ginson Saonu, Minister of Fisheries Hon. Lino Tom, Minister of Works and Highways Hon. Michael Nali, Minister of Justice Hon. Pila Niningi, Minister of Lands and Physical Planning John Rosso.

PM Marape also granted K5 million to the Tewai-Siassi DDA to create a community facility at Bunsil for women, youth, small business training, and Flexible Open Distance Education (FODE) told the people that his government would finish the Siassi Ring Road.

He advised the Siassi islanders to invest more in agriculture and fishing and develop their own timber resources rather than allowing foreign firms to exploit them.

A Telikom tower, which provides islanders with Internet and mobile phone access for the first time, three police homes and a police lock-up, and Siassi sub-district administration were among the projects unveiled by the Prime Minister. The tower, in particular, is a significant milestone for Siassi, as there was previously just one location at Lablab from which islanders could make phone calls and access the Internet.

PM Marape stated Siassi was progressing due to Dr Bomareo's hard work and dedication since his election in 2017.

“Reflect back on how life was before 2017 and what has happened since 2017,” he said.

“Siassi, and the whole country, was travelling along the wrong road until 2019 when we changed government.

“Your MP, Dr Bomareo, was instrumental in this change of government which has led to the many developments you are seeing now.

“Today, after three years, we are steering the canoe in the right direction, which our founding fathers foresaw in 1975 for equal development all over the country.

“Resources must be equally distributed all over the country and not only to one area like Port Moresby.

“Remote areas of the country like Siassi have been forgotten for far too long.”

“I want the people of Siassi to have hope for a better tomorrow.”

PM Marape stated that he would return to Siassi with a group for a weekend in the near future.

 

Reference: PM James Marape News Page (30 April 2022). “Marape Government focuses more on rural PNG”. 



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