Goi eyes development after formation of govt

Highlands

JIMI MP-elect Wake Goi wants to go straight to business by delivering vital services to people after the formation of the government.
He told The National from the People’s National Congress party-led camp in Alotau on Monday that his first priority was to improve all road networks in the least developed district of Jiwaka.
“We will try at all cost to fix and upgrade the Banz to Karap link, Karap to Kol, and Karap to Tabibuga and Koinambe.
“We will fix all the access roads, the bridges and footbridges and fix some of our airstrips,” Goi said.
He also plans to subsidise the costs of air transport in and out of the district.
Normally, Missionary Aviation Fellowship charges K240 per passenger for a flight from Mt Hagen to Tsendiap airstrip but the MP said he wanted to subsidise this cost by 40-50 per cent, so that people would only pay K100.
That would help the pastors, working people and others.
“We would also like to pay
70-80 per cent of school fees
for Jimi students attending tertiary institutions.
“For the grade 12 school leavers who want to go to teachers colleges, nursing colleges or technical schools, we’ll arrange with the school principals to spare at least five spaces for Jimi students every year.
“We will pay their school fees through corporate sponsorship because we have the government fee-fre policy in place.”
He also said that they would improve facilities for Kol High School, so that it would take in grade 11 and 12 students.
“We want to be a fair government. Our budget will capture all of Upper, Lower and Middle Jimi.”
The second time MP elect said also wants to empower local business people like trade store and vehicle owners by providing them incentives.
The PNC man said he has a strong belief in the party’s policies in free education, free health care, infrastructure, small to medium enterprises and law and
order.
He said the party’s policies were specifically for development of rural districts like
Jimi.
Goi congratulated Governor-elect Dr William Tongamp for retaining his seat and said he wanted to work very closely
with him to develop Jimi.
He said the MPs for Anglimp South Waghi and North
Waghi were together with him in the Alotau camp.
“We’ve discussed about our unity in the province at the camp,” Goi said.
“I think the Governor might join us but I cannot confirm.”

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