The National, Friday July 26th, 2013
By JEFFREY ELAPA
MORE than 10,000 people gathered at Porgera district station yesterday to hear MP Nixon Mangape announce several projects for the electorate.
He announced projects for Paiela district and managed to bring together warring tribes in the electorate.
Mangape, a first-term MP, said he was determined to deliver basic services to the people.
“I’m determined and would work hard to bring significant and tangible development and services as desired by the people who have been overlooked for many years,” he said.
“I have already started in the past 11 months and will continue to do more during my term in Parliament.”
He planned to concentrate on sustainable development projects such as the promotion of local farmers, tourism and sports to reduce poverty, crime and tribal fights.
He plans to set up a school at the trouble zone in Lower Porgera to discourage tribal fights.
“I want to establish infrastructure that would change the mindset of the people who should appreciate development to change their lives,” he said.
“Therefore I want leaders of the tribal clans to sign a treaty not to fight again.”