The National, Wednesday February 12th, 2014
A TRUE and genuine leader, who has the people in his/her heart will be required in 2017.
If there were no favouritism or no self-centred-type of leadership among all the political and business leaders in Hela, Komo-Margarima would have been developed very fast.
However, the rate of development in Komo-Margarima is at an active stage because of the LNG project, but the elected MPs are not doing enough of what they should be to properly accelerate development.
The leaders are hiding behind project developers and are pretending as if they are the ones doing all the work using electoral funds or whatever they call it.
The behaviour of funding projects through their own companies or awarding contracts to a company owned by their political supporters without proper documentation and tender policy has been hindering the effective development of the district.
The following projects have been expected by the people to materialise from their electoral funds, but none have been done so far:
- Staff houses for Komo, Hulia and Margarima hospitals;
- Construction of the Hulia-Komo road;
- Construction of the Tari-Kutubu road; and,
- Upgrading of existing roads, bridges as well as health and education infrastructures in the district.
Therefore, for effective development to take place and for the betterment of Komo-Margarima citizens, I propose we elect a new leader in 2017; one who is genuine and people orientated.
Maya Hewa Anole
University of PNG