The Nationa, Monday July 16th, 2012
By GABRIEL LAHOC
A WOKABAUT sawmill acquired by a family in Busamang will contribute to the development of Busamang village in the Salamaua local level government area, Morobe province.
Elders from the Malalo circuit of the Evangelical Lutheran church, a representative from the Morobe fisheries sector and Busamang locals joined Absalom Tissili and his family last Saturday at Buli camp in a small commissioning ceremony.
The machine was funded by district development funds under the leadership of Salamaua LLG president and former Morobe premier Joshua Haggai, after a proposal from Tissili was prioritised because of his capability and experience in small scale sawmilling and his potential to contribute positively to the community.
Tissili adhered to the church’s advice and committed to engage the machine in the construction of the Busamang’s resident pastor’s house.
Representing the Busamang community, Mathew Tomala said rural communities should focus on rural economic development by tapping into opportunities to make money by making use of their resources and time.
Representing Haggai, Buckley Kaupa said the machine would bring forth huge developments to the Busamang community.