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Kavieng wards get trucks, tractors

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By OGIA MIAMEL in New Ireland
KAVIENG MP Ben Micah yesterday handed over 28 trucks and six tractors to the 49 wards in the electorate.
Micah told locals it was part of  capacity-building for local level governments, wards and villages.
In August, he gave 25 dinghies to the wards in the islands.
Micah told ward members to use the vehicles to pick up children from school.
“I’ve seen them walking in the rain where villages are far from elementary schools,” he said.
“Even high school students get wet in the rain.
“The 28 vehicles is too many in one small electorate.
“They must help children go to school, help pregnant women go to hospital, or somebody injured or attacked by animals who need medical attention.”
Micah said the vehicles must also be used by ward recorders, LLG managers and extension officers from Forestry, Department of Primary Industry, Community Development and Sports.
He warned against misusing the trucks and tractors.
Provincial administrator Lamilla Pawut said they were working on having the Kavieng administration under the direction of the New Ireland administration.
The launching was witnessed by a delegation from Autonomous Region of Bougainville led by South Bougainville MP Timothy Masiu, Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander Sam Kaona, New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan, Namatanai MP Byron Chan, Kainantu MP Johnson Tuke and Mt Giluwe LLG president Michael Mai.

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