Road to link isolated village

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The National, Tuesday November 5th, 2013

 PEOPLE living in the rugged terrains near Yalumet village in Kabwum district, Morobe, will soon have a road built to their area.

The Yalumet Primary School, health centre and Evangelical Lutheran Church station can only be accessed via bush tracks.

Morobe Governor Kelly Naru told the people he had set aside K1m for the construction of a new road to the village.

Naru approved a K200,000 request to be used to renovate and maintain staff houses and classrooms.

Ward Three councillor Launga Woks said: “We (Yalumet villagers) have been promised in the past 15 years that a new road would be built but that never eventuated.”

He said Yalumet village had a population of about 5,000, who were relieved that a road would be built across the rugged terrain to reach them. 

Naru said: “I have come, not with another commitment, but to assure you that a new road will be built next year to make life easier for you.”