The National, Monday 6th May 2013
RURAL electrification and improving feeder roads are priorities for Wabag MP Robert Ganim under his two-year medium term development plan.
Ganim announced the plans last Friday in Wabag in front of a large crowd including students who turned up to hear their former teacher speaking.
He said a total of K490,000 had been allocated from his total district budget of K12 million to start on key feeder roads including Surunki-Mulisos, Tambitanis-Londol, Lak-Yalingis, and Injimaris-Yangin roads.
He said the joint district planning and budget priority committee had also allocated more than K300,000. 00 for rural electrification programme and purchased a new vehicle for PNG Power office in Wabag to fast track the project.
He said he wanted to see Wabag district connected with a better road network with electricity going to almost 99% of the villages before the end of next year.
“It is my plan to see the two plans go hand in hand as they are basic services that the small people need in their daily lives,” Ganim said.
Other projects that he wanted to complete in the next two years include Birip water supply, Maramuni station development programme, Maramuni airstrip maintenance and three other airstrips.
Ganim said connecting Maramuni with the rest of the province was also under his plan but actual work would start when funds became available.