The National, Thursday June 20th, 2013
NUKU district in West Sepik celebrated the launching of its five- year development plan and the commissioning of new machinery last weekend.
Inter-Government Relations Minister Joseph Sungi said the 2014-18 plan captured the needs of the people of Nuku.
Sungi said road access was one of the main concerns of the people.
Nuku has a population of 60,000, four LLGs and 84 wards and the plan captured their needs.
Out the 84 wards, only 20 were linked by road.
The K5 million which the national Government had allocated for the district will be used to link one of the LLGs with the district.
“The plan will serve as a working document and to be easily interpreted and used at all times by the people, elected leaders and other stakeholders who would be interested in the development of Nuku district,” Sungi said.
The plan was formulated in consultation with the people and stakeholders throughout the district through the collection of baseline data.
National Planning Minister Charles Abel, who was in Nuku to receive the plan, challenged the people to see results of the K5 million which the Government had distributed for developments in the district.