The National, Friday 31st August 2012
EASTERN Highlands will go through a period of restoration and transformation through unity, Governor Julie Soso says.
“It is time for a new beginning to restore and transform Eastern Highlands through unity,” she said.
“We will find out where the province is now and where we can go from here.”
Soso made the comments at the official hand-
over of the governor’s seat at the University of Goroka yesterday.
“It is now time to forget the past and move on as it is time for a new beginning.
“I urge public servants to change their mindsets and attitudes and move on.”
Soso said she would require the support of public servants and all stakeholders to pursue the delivery of services to the people.
“I want us to collaborate, cooperate and unite to move the province forward.”
She said they must create an environment conducive to attract investors.
She thanked outgoing governor Malcolm Kela-Smith for taking the province this far.
The handover ceremony was witnessed by T.H.E Party parliamentary leader and Minister for Treasury Don Polye, Minister for Lands and Physical Planning Benny Allan (Unggai-Bena MP) and parliamentarians Johnson Tuke (Kainantu), Robert Atiyafa (Henganofi), Bire Kimisopa (Goroka) and Isaac Waigavaro (Okapa).