By LUKE KAMA
THE Chimbu government has 28 new projects included in its five-year development plan to provide electricity to rural communities, says Governor Michael Dua.
Dua said the government was prioritising the provision of electricity to rural communities because it was a catalyst to development to improve their lives. “Under our five-year development plan, we propose 28 power-line projects to connect around 4000 potential end-users by 2022,” he said.
He said details of the 28 projects and other impact projects would be made known during National Planning and Monitoring Minister Richard Maru’s visit.
Dua, meanwhile, condemned the damage caused by the people of Womai and Chuave who damaged the PNG Power Limited main Ramu grid to the Highlands provinces last week.
He said the sabotaging of Government service was costing taxpayers money.
Dua urged those who had complaints to take them to the PNG Power office in Kundiawa where they could be addressed.
“We have avenues where grievances could be addressed and not by sabotaging essential services and assets,” Dua said.
He appealed to the people to respect and protect PNG Power supply grids and investments in electricity development in the province.
By LUKE KAMA