EHP overhaul starts

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The National, Wednesday 15th May 2013

 EASTERN Highlands Governor Julie Soso has started work on overhauling the provincial administration with the appointment of Bill Kavanamur as acting provincial administrator.

Michael Gotoa was appointed chairman of the provincial government’s business arm, Nokondi Development Cooperation.

Kavanamur is a long-time public servant in Eastern Highlands.

“I know these appointments will hurt some people but it is for the good of everyone. 

“We have to move forward and make up for the lost time because services must reach the rural people,” she said.

Last Friday, Soso also handed out keys for nine vehicles to various government divisions and churches.

Police got three vehicles. One of the vehicles will be handed over to Kainantu district to patrol the eastern part of the Highlands Highway.

Main line churches have been allocated two vehicles and Lucas sawmills which will be used for infrastructural purposes.

Two cars have also been allocated to the provincial government to carry out administrative duties.

Soso has also recognised the community development division by allocating a vehicle to deal with daily social issues while another vehicle has been given to the National Broadcasting Commission.

She has also embarked on various projects worth K100 million to ensure clean water, rural electrification, education, roads and bridges, and effective communication.