The National- Thursday, January 20, 2011
By ELIAS LARI
MORE than 6,000 people from Last Kama Nengas, Ramdi Ukunimbs and the Kopi tribes in Mul-Baiyer electorate in Western Highlands will soon have a new bridge to cross over the River Munga.
The community had secured from Sedtech Construction a donation of a new K100,000 bridge.
Nenga councillor John Nanson Mel said they could not wait for assistance from their local MP and went out of their way to source funding.
He said since the bridge was washed away, they had been told by the MP that a new bridge would be built.
He said that they had been waiting for almost two years and decided to find some other means and ways to build a new bridge without the MPs support.
Mel said the bridge connected Pagalum and Engeka villages and the people depended on the bridge to transport their food crops to sell in town.
He said since it collapsed, people walk with heavy loads to reach Pagalum from Engeka.
Mel claimed local MP Sani Rambi promised a new bridge but they were still waiting
He said a primary and an elementary school with more than five different church buildings were located on the other side of the river.