Chimbu urged to implement programme

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Chuave MP Wera Mori has urged Chimbu people to successfully implement a World Bank/National Government co-funded pilot rural service deliver programme in the province.
He said on Friday at Mingende Catholic Station in Kerowaghi that if successfully trialed in Chimbu, it would be rolled out to benefit rural people throughout Papua New Guinea.
“We are fortunate that we have four of our local level governments (Kumai/Bomai, Gena/Wangla, Siane and Suawi) that have been chosen to trial this programme,” Mori said.
Mori, who is also the Commerce and Industry Minister, handed over K70,000 from his district services improvement programme to provide counterpart for it to be run in Chuave.
“This is a very important project as it will bring development right to the ward level,” he said.
“According to international economic indicators, PNG is ranked very low. This programme is an initiative of the World Bank.
“There must be intervention if we can make a difference at ward level.
“This programme is good because there a big gaps in development.”
These programme is being managed by the Department of Provincial and Local Level Governments.
Meanwhile, Simbu administrator, Michael Temai, said during closing of a two-week training programme for ward project coordinators that this programme would complement administration plans to deliver services to all districts.
“We have restructured our public service system to have all provincial government officers work in the district and not at the provincial administration building in Kundiawa,” he said.

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