I ARRIVED in Popondetta on Sept 16, 2012.
The seven years I lived and worked here in Northern seem like yesterday.
There is hardly any funding available for developing the services in town.
After all these years, I wonder and ask myself, where is the provincial services improvement programme (PSIP), district services improvement programme (DSIP) and the local level government services improvement programme (LLGSIP) funds for Northern.
All the town roads have deteriorated.
Dust from the deteriorated roads has now become a health hazard for town residents and has also become a nice passage for storm water drains during the wet season.
The grass on the roadsides have grown into the wilderness.
Nobody seems to bother about fixing these problems.
However, I remember the very words of Oro Governor Gary Juffa, stating at the beginning of this year that the war is over and now we are coming home.
We changed the previous O’Neill government and now we will concentrate on our town roads first.
When will this be done?
Settlements around Popondetta town is narrowing the expansion of the town and a breeding ground for homebrew, marijuana and criminal elements.
Becoming a parliamentarian and a leader is another thing and service delivery is another thing.
Leaders are leaders, however, best and action leaders are rare.
They have, they can, they are, they will.
Over to you, Gary Juffa.
Deia Hoihoi, Via email