The National, Monday November 4th, 2013
ON behalf of the voiceless 300,000 people of Hela, I call on the government to declare State of Emergency (SoE) in Hela before it is too late.
Saying this, I would like to state reasons why SoE should be declared which based on Hela MPs not delivering development in Hela as they are prioritising political difference.
Hela’s MPs which include Governor Anderson Agiru, Tari–Pori MP James Marape, Komo-Magarima MP Francis Potape and Koroba-Kopiago MP Philip Undialu are not working in team spirit to develop Hela.
Their political differences have been dominating all sectors of development in the province which causes the people to suffer fromlack of basic services.
This indicates that the Hela provincial government is operating through remote control while resource allocated for the province has been personalised and life of luxury being enjoyed.
There is no permanent provincial administrator and self-appointed public servants are not seen in the province to serve.
We are looking for evidence of the NEC’s recent allocation of K80 million for the Hela administrative building and the K500 million infrastructure development (IDG) grants from LNG Project in the form of infrastructure and development projects.
Where are the developments for education, roads, electricity, water supplies, agriculture, telecommunication, banking services and law and order?
The recent clash between defence and police force personnel in Tari is an indication that SoE must be declared.
The NEC must put in place a temporary management team to run the province.
Hela Nane Aiwalelope