MP pumps K100,000 into rural electrification project


RURAL electrification in South Bougainville is the ultimate game changer for the people, says South Bougainville MP Timothy Masiu.
During the presentation of a K100,000 cheque to support the first rural electrification project at Mamarominno village in Buin, Masiu said: “Having power in our homes, schools, health centres and in the community is a game changer for all of us.
“It will boost the local economy as well as the living standard of the people.
“I am very proud that the people of Mamarominno village and the surrounding villages can now watch television, can now have refrigerators and can have their children study as long as they want.
“This service will change the way we live.”
Masiu said the project would be rolled out to other villages near Buin town and later run through the Buin/Kangu corridor.
He said plans were to connect villages towards Laitaro and to the Turuiboiru Catholic Parish including the primary school and the health centre.
He urged landowners of the Buin Airport to get themselves organised and start the clearance of the old runway for the redevelopment of the airport.
“The Buin Airport has the longest runway in Bougainville and if developed it could cater for much bigger planes apart from F100 operated by Air Niuguini,” he said.
Mamarominno village elder and chief John Nomoroke said his people were grateful for the initiative and was looking forward to reality.

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