The National, Tuesday February 4th, 2014
THE people of Kundiawa-Gembogl district, in Chimbu, expect to see more development and services with the launching of the district’s five-year plan.
The plan was launched by Speaker of Parliament Theo Zurenuoc and Kundiawa-Gembogl MP, Tobias Kulang in Gembogl last Friday.
The plan was viewed by the 51 ward councillors, local level government presidents, church leaders, non-government organisation leaders and public servants in the district during their Mt Wilhelm leaders’ summit.
Kulang allowed the Kundiawa Urban, Waiye, Mitnande and Niglkande local level governments to identify what should be their priority projects before the others.
Zurenuoc commended Kulang for allowing leaders, public servants and stakeholders to participate in the plan.
Zurenuoc and Kulang launched the new tourism community police.
Nine-two officers graduated with certificates after going through a training under provincial community policing officer, John Kora.
They staged a guard of honour for Zurenuoc.
They will be stationed every five-kilometres along the Kundiawa-Gembogl road to Mt Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea’s highest mountain, to provide security for tourists.
The initiative is part of the tourism development plan for Mt Wilhelm.
Mt Weilhelm is a popular tourism destination.
It has attracted a lot of international and local tourists.
Zurenuoc and Kulang later visited the grave of the late Sir Iambakey Okuk in Kundiawa town and paid tribute to his services to the nation.