The National- Friday, January 21, 2011
By JEFFREY ELAPA
NIPA district in the Southern Highlands is experiencing major development as locals engage in business and sporting activities.
One of the biggest development is the investment of K1.3 million Wemso Lodge and Tours, a subsidiary of Haren travel services, a company based in Port Moresby, with branches in Mt Hagen, Goroka, Mendi and Lae.
Managing director Kol Toki said that the district is now peaceful as people venture into business activities while the youths are actively engaged in sports.
He said with peace established, he had built a lodge for visitors to come and experience village life while providing employment for the locals who can then improve their lifestyle.
He said he aims to further strengthen and establish peace in the community as people would take ownership as in community development.
He said such development lacking in the community forced people to engage in illegal activities and it was time locals came back home and developed their communities.
Kol said Nipa has changed tremendously over the last four years with many guest houses, lodges and other business activities sprouting; that was not the case in past years.