The National, Tuesday June 25th, 2013
LAGAIP-Porgera MP Nixon Mangape presented nine vehicles and a cheque for K4.1 million to Porgera Hospital last Wednesday.
After being elected Mangape, decided to go back to his electorate and develop it.
The vehicles were distributed to police, church, hospital and the district administration.
The K4.1 million is to help the hospital build staff houses and meet other needs.
Mangape said the hospital served the people from Laiagam, Porgera and the neighbouring Hela.
The presentation was held at the Ipili Sports complex at Paiam, Porgera, Enga.
More than 2,000 people, including public servants, village leaders and staff from the Barrick PJV, witnessed the presentation.
Mangape said it was time to deliver.
He said the vehicles would be used to deliver services to the people.
Mangape said the vehicles had been bought using district services improvement programme (DSIP) funds.
“We should stop making too much empty promises but work hard to meet our targets,” he said.
“The vehicles are purposely to bring change and better things into the district that is why I bought them,” Mangape said.
He said he bought a sawmill and gave it to the churches early this year.
Mangape said his electorate was one of the biggest in the country with two district administrators and six LLGs.
He said the K10 million allocated by the national government could not do much.
Mangape said plans were under way to divide the electorate into two.
He told the people not to expect free handouts but to work hard.
Mangape said funds were meant for infrastructure development, law and order, health, education, agriculture, economic sector and other areas.
“Don’t ask me for money as you will be embarrassed when I do not give it to you,” he said.