The National, Tuesday October 22nd, 2013
LAW and order is the priority for Wabag MP Robert Ganim.
Ganim made the comment when presenting 16 police uniforms costing K10,100 to new recruits posted to his electorate .
Wabag police station commander, Insp Epenes Nili received the uniforms on behalf of the recruits at the Wabag police station.
Nili thanked Ganim for recognising police needs.
He said the new uniforms would boost morale and encourage the young officers.
In his 2013 ‘Return to the basics’ district budget, Ganim was the second MP after Sir Julius Chan of New Ireland to place more than 450 village court magistrates on a K150 monthly allowance and he spent hundreds of thousands of kina on peace and reconciliation efforts to end tribal conflicts at Rakamanda, Maramuni and several other places.
Ganim has pumped almost K2 million directly to the grassroots people in his electorate for work on roads, bridges and maintenance projects. The education sector received an equivalent amount.
The National Development Bank has been allocated space at the district office.
Under the government’s small to medium enterprises policies, many more business-minded people in Wabag are expected to obtain loans to start businesses instead of expecting handouts from the government.