The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013
By JAMES APA GUMUNO
SOUTHERN Highlands has changed course and is now heading in a new direction, according to provincial administrator Ungia Kembo.
He said in the past the province was governed without proper plans that resulted in no tangible developments taking place while the people were deprived of basic goods and services.
Kembo said the districts would soon “see the light at the end of the tunnel” under the master plan initiated by Governor William Powi.
“The province has already change course, people will soon see what they are now heading for in term of goods and service delivery,” he said.
“Powi has gradually fixed these problems since he took office as governor.”
He added that fewer public servants would work at the provincial headquarters and they would increase staff numbers at the district level.
“This is in line with the master plan of the province and Vision 2050 of the national government,” he said.
Kembo said the O’Neill’s government focus on rural areas was included in the master plan.
He said classrooms and health facilities would be build in the districts with an increase in health workers.
He added that Governor Powi also wanted the works and engineering division in Mendi to be decentralised to the districts.