The National, Thursday 08th December 2011
by GABRIEL LAHOC
THE people of Bandong in the Wain-Erap LLG of Nawaeb district have been hailed by Nawaeb MP Timothy Bonga and Wain-Erap local level government president Charlie Foike for their humble but hardworking nature in the booming agriculture sector.
On Bonga’s first visit to Bandong, the two leaders accompanied by district officials, went into Nogut-Wesan last Thursday to present a new Toyota Land Cruiser to the Roros cooperative society, which looks after farmers in the area.
The leaders were impressed with the clean coffee gardens and communities dotted with semi-permanent houses and that the locals had collectively saved more than K1 million in the Microbank from coffee sales.
“You have everything here in the village; do not allow the negative urban influences into your lifestyles,” Bonga advised them.
He said he wanted
to see the Bandong road converted into
a highway to compliment
their economic growth in line with the booming coffee farming activities in the area.
Foike said the establishment of Roros cooperative society was a new story to be told in the district.
“We have a new book on the economy, a good life starts from the
village and goes out,” he said.
Foike said the delivery of vehicles was a decision by Bonga and came at the right time.
He urged them to build on the use of
the vehicle to show others what one small development could do by expanding their business operations and assets.