Mendi bus stop to be relocated


THE manager of Mendi town in Southern Highlands John Nolpi plans to relocate its bus stop because of overcrowding which lures thieves.
Nolpi said putting a bus stop in front of shops was bad and it should be shifted further away from town.
“Mendi town is in an ideal location to become the commercial and economic hub of the Highlands region because of roads leading to other provinces,” he said.
“Mendi town has sealed a road to Enga known as the Mendi-Kandep Road, the Mendi Tambul Road to Western Highlands, Mendi to Ialibu road which is the part of the highlands highway, Mendi-Tari and Kutubu road and the Gulf-Southern Highalnds road known as the Agiru Highway.”
Nolpi said the network of feeder roads in the rural areas had given confidence to the province to become the economic hub of the Highlands region.
“Because of the good roads, many subsistence farmers are now able to travel to the town to sell their produce and make good money for school fees for their children,” he said.
Nolpi said people were involved more in agricultural activities because of the good roads available.