OF late, the people of Hela are concerned with immediate issues affecting us.
They include Tari Hospital operating under candle light, rough roads that make us feel as if we were riding on horse backs, schools closing their doors and people dying from curable diseases.
Our leaders continue to talk about big projects that we may never live to see.
The people of Hela are not so concerned about PNG when their future is under threat.
If Hela MPs and Governor Anderson Agiru are fighting for PNG; they have to tell the people where their priorities are.
As a public servant, I have had to use candles while our MPs go on signing big deals like the BSA.
But times have changed and we cannot go on telling half-baked stories.
We will let the MPs and Mr Agiru to decide Hela’s destiny based on political and economic foundation they lay and shape now.
Hela MPs need to look back to who put them there and the onus is on them to prove critics wrong.
It must be remembered that Hela province is not a party to the Benefits Sharing Agreement in Kokopo.
The people of Hela only got the province after the signing of the BSA.
As such, Mr Agiru and the three Hela MPs must organise a forum so that the people can gather to hear more about the BSA and provincial issues.