THE 52,000 people of Kundiawa-Gembogl district now own a newly-registered development company named Kundiawa-Gembogl Development Corporation Limited.
The four LLGs in the district are major shareholders of the promotion authority registered company.
Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Joe Mek Teine announced the inception of the company and its shareholding components in an official launching ceremony in Kundiawa town last Friday.
“Mt Wilhelm LLG, Niglkande LLG, Waiye LLG and Kundiawa Urban LLG are the shareholders of the new company.
“It will operate as a subsidiary company of Kundiawa-Gembogl joint district budget and priority committee (JDBPC) to generate revenue for the district,” Mr Teine said.
However, he said the company’s equipment, trucks and support vehicles would initially be used to upgrade the deteriorating Kundiawa-Gembogl Road.
“When I leave office, the company will retain all the assets and will continue to operate under the new MP and administration,” he said.
He also used the occasion to launch some of his district services improvement programme (DSIP) and presented new vehicles to institutions in the district.
A new dyna truck was given to Maina Technical School in Gembogl, a new support vehicle to Mt Wilhelm High School, another support vehicle for Kundiawa-Gembogl district health services, ambulances to Kundiawa General Hospital and one each to Goglme and Wandi Health Centres.
He also handed over a new Toyota landcruiser for police operations in the district.
The programme saw K3 million being spent on the district health improvement programme (DHIP) and K6 million on equipment, trucks, vehicles and other items for the district according to district administrator Kepa Pandan.
About 50 new Aid Posts for the four LLG areas were announced.