The National, Tuesday June 25th, 2013
MAPRIK people in East Sepik have been urged to work together with the new district administrator George Teliki.
Maprik MP John Simon made the call during a meeting held at the district conference room last Wednesday.
The meeting was for LLG managers, divisional heads as well as the private sector within Maprik.
“I am now appealing to all the public servants to work with the new district administrator,” he said.
Teliki was recently appointed by the provincial administration in Wewak to take up the post.
Simon told the public servants to put aside their political differences and look forward to working together for a better Maprik.
He said there was no time and place for politics in the civil service.
He said public servants must realise that the time was right for work to be carried out on delivering services for the people who had been missing out for so long.
Simon also said work on few projects had been delayed because for the past six months the district was without a permanent administrator.
Some of the projects are the redevelopment of the Hayfield Airport and rebuilding of the Maprik hospital.
There is already K4 million allocated for redevelopment of the airport.
The K4 million will come from the four MPs – Richard Maru (Yangoru-Saussia), Tony Aimo (Ambunti-Dreikikir), Joseph Yopyyopy (Wosera-Gawi) and Simon – each contributing K1 million.
The clearing work on the airport was expected to start today.
Simon added that the project work on the rebuilding of the hospital would be put for tender and the construction work on that project was likely to start next month.
“There is K9million for that project,” Simon said.