The National, Friday November 8th, 2013
PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill (pictured) opened Finschhafen’s K2.3 million new district office that took three years to complete.
Witnessed by Finschhafen MP and Speaker Theo Zurenuoc, Morobe Governor Kelly Naru, district administrator Carl Baga and other dignitaries, the new three-level building will house the administration, the Joint District Planning and Budget Priority Committee and other private sector service providers.
The ground floor caters for the district treasury and Post PNG Limited-operated post office while all other administrative functions will be housed on the top floor along with the conference room.
Zurenuoc is adamant for banking service and has reserved a space on the ground floor and has sent out invitations to commercial banks.
Before the opening of the building complex, Zurenuoc handed over the five-year development plan to the prime minister and announced the installation of a transmitter to enable the district to receive Radio Wantok Light broadcast service and the tendering of contracts to build a new district police station at a cost of K2 million.
Other developments highlighted by the MP was the continuing funding of K500,000 to develop cocoa farming in the next three years as well as K550,000 to get the district to produce bio-fuel using coconuts.
He said Finschhafen, together with Tewai-Siassi and Kabwum, known as the Fisika region in Morobe, had a bright future and great potential in tourism and called on Tewai-Siassi MP Mao Zeming and Kabwum MP Bob Dadae to work with him.