The National – Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By ZACHERY PER
MORE than K2 million worth of development projects have been launched for the people of Kamaneku and Kengaglku tribes of Kundiawa-Gembogl district, Chimbu, last Friday.
The projects were funded under Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Joe Mek Teine’s district services improvement programme (DSIP) for the people of the two biggest tribes in the district.
The ground-breaking ceremony was held at Kupau Primary School.
The launch was witnessed by people who braved the heavy rain.
More than 40 pigs were slaughtered to reflect that people needed developments and services.
Teine took the opportunity to challenge leaders to tell the truth to the people and demonstrate honesty, transparency and accountability leadership that would brought government services.
He said he was proud to bring development projects of upgraded feeder roads, school buildings, teachers houses, water supply, community centres, HIV/AIDS care centres, health centres, aid posts, community policing, district support vehicles, micro-credit schemes, village courts and bridges.
Teine said the Kundiawa-Gembogl Development Corporation would carry out patrol grading on the road while waiting for the major construction to begin.
He called on the people to stop claiming compensation demands on road projects and other development projects and let the services in.
Deputy governor for Chimbu Teine Sogan, president of National Party David Yak, provincial police commander Chief Insp John Kale and ward councillors from Kamaneku and Kengaglku tribes were guest speakers at the launch.
They commended the joint districts budget and priority committee (JDBPC) for giving priority to some of the much needed development in the area.
Chairman of the organisaing committee Peter Aglua thanked those who helped to make the grand opening become a success.
He praised the efforts of Teine who brought the people of the two tribes together.
The next launchings of projects would be for Niglkande and Mitnande local level government council in Gembogl.