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December 4, 2021

Basic Services

Road and Health services remain a cry for villagers along the LNG Plant Site in Central Province.

This was discovered in a recent visit by EMTV.


These villages include Papa, Bogi and Lea Lea, still lack basic services like road.


Suited West of Port Moresby, these villages are News to over five thousand people. Here government services have crippled, with no tangible development.


We spoke to one of the Lea Lea Landowners, Vagi Peri, who claimed, since the LNG plant site was established, no evidence of real development is visible.


This aid post was built by Salvation Army and serves over eight villages. Monthly patients are estimated to be over a thousand.


Peri said villagers of Kido, Gorehu and Manu Manu travel by boat for two hours to Bogi to receive medical treatment.


Roads remain a major concern here. Travelling from Port Moresby towards the Plant Site, the travellers enjoy the comfortable ride on sealed road, but just at the turn off at the LNG Plant Site, it’s a dusty track leading into Papa.


This section of the road lacks proper maintenance and was left to deteriorate. There are huge pot holes, that has prevented the unable PMVs from entering the village, making it impossible for commuters to catch bus to town.


In February, Kairuku Hiri MP, Peter Isoiamo, in his campaign speech, he said to improve road infrastructures, as his priority. Up until today, the people are still waiting for this promise.


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