Leader wants separate electorate

The National,Friday June 24th, 2016

A LOCAL level government president in Central is urging the Government to declare a separate electorate for Hiri.
Hiri LLG president Haoda Rogea said according to the 2011 national census, the LLG has a population of 47,000.
This he said was enough to have a separate electorate.
He said the population continued to increase in the Kairuku-Hiri electorate, resulting in some villages missing out on basic government services.
“We need to have a separate electorate so that our people can have a fair share of development grants like the other electorates,” Rogea said.
“The population of Hiri LLG is more than two open electorates in Central.
“This is why most of the people in the LLG have missed out on basic services such as health, education, water and sanitation.
“I urge the authorities to look into our problems and facilitate necessary documents so that we can have a separate electorate.”
Rogea said providing government services in rural areas would prove to the people that the Government cared for them.