RURAL communities in the Huon Gulf district of Morobe province can now communicate with the outside world thanks to the K89,000 funding from MP Sasa Zibe.
Mr Zibe allocated the money from his district services improvement programme (DSIP) to enable mobile communications company Digicel to set up three towers in the district.
Of the three towers, one will be set up at the border of Morobe and Oro provinces, the second at Salamaua and the other in the Wampar local level government area.
Mr Zibe will launch the Digicel services in the district in line with the company’s aim to bring services closer and enable better living for the people.
Mr Zibe said since Digicel’s establishment in the country, the services the company had been providing has been helpful to the rural people.
He said within the next couple of weeks, the coverage would go into such areas where no one had ever gone.
“Information and knowledge is now available to the rural people all day, everyday,” he said.
“The services to the district are the first where communication accessibility will be right at the people’s doorsteps.”