The National, Wednesday July 31st, 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
NEW Morobe local level government president, Otti Bagiro is prepared to work with Huon Gulf MP Ross Seymour and Governor Kelly Naru.
Bagiro, 34, from Amoa village, in the Morobe Patrol Post area of Huon Gulf, made his intention known at a reception on Monday to mark his election victory.
He said he would promote unity, freedom and development – principles championed by former Morobe leader, Utula Samana.
“My aspiration to deliver basic services to my people will be aligned along the unity, freedom and development pillars,” Bagiro said.
He said he would do away with the mi yet (myself) mentality and restore the yumi olgeta (everyone) concept for everyone to share ideas and collaborate to take the Morobe LLG to another level.
Bagiro is the youngest president elected in the Morobe LLG after Sobe Gamugoro (Aingse village), Gumi Merire (Popoe), Paul Wari (Zare) and Michael Gape (Sapa).
Bagiro urged his rival candidates and supporters to put aside their political differences and work together for the people’s benefit.
Provincial functions coordinator Tony Ase said the Morobe LLG needed to be developed into a tourist destination and that required leaders with vision and ideas.
“Bagiro is a young and energetic leader and could have positive visions and ideas if the support required is given,” he said.