Naru urges MPs to focus on roads

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday July 30th, 2013

 THE nine Morobe MPs have been urged to concentrate on improving roads so that people can participate in and benefit from the economic boom.

Morobe Governor Kelly Naru said this when officiating at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Nawaeb district road rehabilitation programme last week at Boana station.

Naru, who was there a few weeks ago to give K250,000 to next year’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s national women conference, gave K500,000 for the upgrading of the treacherous Boana road which he experienced firsthand while driving to Boana station with his delegation. 

Once upgraded, the road will benefit farmers who are renowned for producing their internationally-recognised organic coffee. Morobe is now the third highest coffee producing province in the country.

Naru gave K400,000 for the construction of Neknasi coffee factory. He pledged K700,000 for the Boana Technical High School, K200,000 for the Boana Primary School and K500,000 for the Boana Health Centre. 

“I am appealing to all our nine MPs to make road infrastructure a priority.

“After 38 years of independence, our people are still carrying coffee bags, cash crops and sick people on stretchers walking for hours.”