By Patricia Keamo, Cadet Journalist – Port Moresby
Power makes life easy for local people – this was said by the member for Anglimp South Wahgi, Joe Kuli, when presenting a cheque of K100, 000 to PNG Power’s Acting Managing Director, Carolyn Blacklock.
Kuli said with a population of 130 000 people in his electorate, access to electricity will improve their livelihood. This rural electrification project in Anglimp South Waghi will see a connection of 30.5km.
The MP said areas that will be covered in the project includes Kindxeng to Rokum areas.
PNG Power’s Acting Managing Director, Carolyn Blacklock stated that the connection of electricity in this part of the Highlands Region will enable the local people to engage in SME’s as well – a route for farming through the use of agricultural pumps and simple irrigation systems.
With access to electricity, the people of Aglimp South Waghi can have better health and education facilities.