Northern leaders pledge cooperation

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 29th August, 2012

THE three Northern parliamentarians have pledged to work together to develop their province and help deliver much needed services.
Governor Gary Juffa, Ijivitari MP David Arore and Sohe MP Delilah Gore gave this undertaking at a press conference in Port Moresby yesterday.
This was the first time in the history of the province for three such leaders to agree to work together.
“We want to communicate with our people and Papua New Guinea that we, the elected leaders of this province, are working together.
“Regardless of party affiliations, we are standing together because for far too long, the province has been without quality leadership,” Juffa said.
“The province has suffered and my two open members and I have agreed to pool our efforts together and do something meaningful.”
Juffa said rebuilding infrastructure in the province, especially bridges and roads destroyed by Cyclone Guba in 2007, would be among their list of priorities.
He said there was lack of action from the previous government leaders to ensure the restoration process was done properly.
Juffa said they would help and support rebuilding lives of the victims of the disaster.
He assured the people of Oro that investigations would be done into the Northern Restoration Funds that were misused.
Arore said the province had huge potential in health, agriculture, education and tourism and it could become a major player if only there was good leadership.