Four LLGs in Kerowagi help clear road linking Jiwaka

Highlands

By TREVOR WAHUNE
People living in the four local level governments of Kerowagi in Chimbu have have helped clear a road from there to North Wahgi, in Jiwaka, says local MP Bari Palma.
He said the road is 80 kilometres long and is used by more than 3500 people.
“The new road is an initiative of MPs from Chimbu in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB),” Palma said.
He said the road provided a link for villagers in the Wahgi Valley to the Highlands Highway.
Palma said his focus was on border projects between Chimbu and Jiwaka.
He said the development of the road was the outcome of an agreement signed a month ago between Gumine MP and Minister for Education Nick Kuman, Chimbu Governor Michael Dua, Jiwaka Governor Dr William Tomgamp, North Wahgi MP Dr Fabian Pok and Anglimp-South Wahgi MP Joe Kuli to pursue developments at their boarders.
“I have contributed K1 million, and so will my other colleagues,” Palma said.
“The funds to support our boarder developments is sourced from our DSIP funds.” He said he had also discussed with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to build an airport to Kerowagi to replace the one at Kundiawa.
“So far I have already built an airstrip with a one-kilometre runway,” Palma said.
“The prime minister has already seen it and has suggested shutting down Kundiawa airport and have it moved to Kerowagi to be used by Chimbu and Jiwaka.”

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