The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
PEOPLE from Koroba in Southern Highlands are still waiting for the provincial government and the Department of Petroleum and Energy to establish a technical college at Hagai village.
Community leaders said that Southern Highlands Governor Anderson Agiru announced that a school would be built in honour of the late Mark Mandibi, one of the first Papua New Guinean chief petroleum
inspectors for the department of Petroleum and Energy who passed
away after a short illness in 2000 at the Calvary hospital in Cairns, Australia.
The leaders of Haku clan and the people in South Koroba said nothing had been done in two years since the declaration.
The leaders said the people viewed the establishment of such a school as a significant development for the area and that they were prepared to give their utmost support to the college.
The leaders Miale Hogalipa, Harry Meris, Joseph Ambi Kili, Michael Tumbiago, Emmanuel Meria, Steven Mogola Huapi, Ronie Paro, David Tarali and Gibson Giabe Minara said the
commitment was good news for the people as it was an important development.
They said that having a technical college in Koroba will largely contribute towards the manpower capacity, empowering them with technically skilled and trained personnel who are going to be the agent of change for the nation’s development.
They said other changes with also take place that would further improve the lives of the youths and people in the area.
Several atempts to get comments from Govrnor Agiru were unsucessful.