Hela development at a standstill

Letters, Normal

The National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013

 HAVE you ever had a nightmare of a flaming headless bike rider? 

It is a frightening sight.

I wonder how long it will take for the new Hela province to wake up as a vibrant and a consolidated province. 

We cannot compare Hela with the equally new Jiwaka province because of the potential material wealth in Hela.

Hela’s biggest concern is human resources.

Although organisations may have all the  resources,  they need skilled and experienced people to steer a progressive and successful organisation.

It has been 21 months since the Hela public service advertised vacancies.

Apart from sending out acknowledgement letters, there has been no progress we know off.

The province has no administrator to fully control and administer governments policies and delegate tasks to public servants in the province.

It appears that this delay is a result of a 

disagreement between Governor Anderson Agiru and Tari-Pori MP James Marape.

I humbly ask that Agiru and Marape compromise by confirming the present acting provincial administrator, William Bando.

He can do better if our MPs and the governor support him.

The new Hela pro-vince should not be held to ransom.

Speed up the appointment of the provincial administrator who can then oversee the appointments of senior public servants to the provincial administration structure.

It is time for our MPs and the governor to work together so that tangible developments that are beneficial to the growth of the province can get underway soon. 


Hela Citizen