The National, Monday August 5th, 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
NEW Lae lord mayor Koim Trilue has urged the six urban wards to reorganise themselves and seek funding assistance to improve services in their communities.
Speaking during a reception to thank his supporters at West Taraka market yesterday, Trilue vowed to work closely with Morobe Governor Kelly Naru and his provincial government, Lae City Council (LCC) administration and civil society groups to improve services in Lae.
“As duly elected lord mayor, I will ensure we eradicate corruption and maladministration practices that were rife in Lae City Council operations,” he said.
“To uphold the integrity of public office, I urge people to respect the office, get organised into recognised groups and submit your funding request through proposals.”
Naru applauded the West Taraka community and city residents in electing the young leader.
“I stand prepared to work with Trilue and welcome him to the Morobe Tutumang (provincial assembly) as well as the political leader of our industrial city,” he said.
“I commend James Khay for his invaluable leadership over the past nine years.
“Serve everybody diligently regardless of skin colour, race, gender, identity, language, disability and whoever that comes your way in this life,” Naru told Trilue.