The National, Wednesday 5th September, 2012
SINASINA-Yongomugl MP Kerenga Kua will move a Special Purposes Bill to tap into the hidden potential of the undeveloped remote Karimui district in Chimbu to ensure serious development takes place.
Kua said the Special Purpose Bill would be similar to that of the East New Britain Gazelle Restoration Authority (GRA) to have a special authority with budgetary allocation to develop the district.
Kua, revealed the plan during a public address in Kundiawa on Monday.
He said the bill would be made into a law that would allow for resources drawn to develop Karimui not be squandered.
Karimui boast fertile land and virgin forest covering three-quarters of the Chimbu land mass and where trial plots of cocoa, cardamon, coffee and other food have produced high yields.
It is commonly referred to as the “food bowl” of Chimbu.
Numerous efforts to build road links have not reached Karimui yet, the most recent being that by Oasis Enterprise and Sky Development Corporation, which is still progressing.
Kua’s initiative was supported by Chimbu Governor Noah Kool, Chuave MP Wera Mori, Gumine MP Lucas Dekena and Karimui-Nomane MP Mogerema Wei.
The MPs were in Kundiawa on Monday for a welcome home ceremony and the swearing-in ceremony of the Chimbu provincial assembly.
But the swearing-in was deferred because Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Tobias Kulang and Kerowagi MP Camilus Dangma were absent.
Kool called for cooperation from all sectors of the community and the parliamentarians to support him run the province.
He said concerted
efforts were required to develop the province and bring much needed services to the people.
Kool said he would welcome advice from former politicians, leaders in business, politics, communities and public servants to ensure the province ran well.
Mori said he would conduct Joint District Budget and Planning Committee meetings in the district.
He said the people had the right to know where their money was being spent.
The first meeting was scheduled for Oroma village, in East West Elimbari, last weekend but was postponed to a date yet to be announced.