The National, Monday 17th June 2013
By GABRIEL FITO
THE Wewak district administration has allocated K1.5 million for the relocation of Turubu local level government (LLG) office from Wewak to Tumarau.
District administrator Ricky Wobar, speaking at a gathering at Forok village last week, said Turubu would be the first of the district’s five LLGs to have its functions decentralised so that people have easier access to government services.
“This is the year of implementation and as Wewak MP Jim Simatab has said there is no more money in Waigani like before,” he said.
“All monies are now in our district treasuries and would be channelled straight to projects in villages to improve the lives of people.
“It is because of this reason that we are shifting all LLGs back to their respective LLG areas so that the Government through the presidents and ward members effectively manage these funds to the benefit of the people.”
Simatab, who is also Correctional Service Minister, said the LLGs would have their own growth centres comprising the LLG office, shops, schools, health facilities and other amenities.
Work for the new Turubu office complex is expected to start after the LLG elections and will be followed by Boikin, Dagua, Wewak Island and Wewak Rural.