THE report and image of a capsized banana boat and a mother clinging on the boat with one hand, while holding her child with the other hand, is heart breaking.
It could have been anyone.
PNG citizens living in rural areas have needs and wants that must be met just like those of us in urban areas.
Their children need to go to school.
The sick need to seek medical attention.
They must meet family requirements, especially at this time of the year or early next year, when the new school year starts.
To obtain basic goods and services, they need to travel to locations where these are available.
Hence the need for transport.
The Government must look at transport options to help our people.