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Bosavi Road Presents New Chapter

By Jack Lapauve Jr, EMTV – Port Moresby

Bosavi is the last frontier of Nipa Kutubu in the Southern Highlands. It is a fly-in and fly-out area and the people of Bosavi have always referred themselves as the forgotten people.

There are no road links but through the government’s Missing Link program, K5 million was allocated for the initial phase of the construction of the road in the 2015 national budget.

Leaders have urged the government to complete the construction of the missing link and uncover potential prospects in the area.

The proposed Waro to Lusena Mission Station Bosavi road is a significant network, and will provide access to important basic goods and services for the people of Bosavi. It will especially be of importance to those from Lesena, Walangu, Soapisi, Seiasi, Henaru and Fogomai-iu villages near Hegigio River where the proposed road route is designed to go through.

This road will also provide access to economic activities that will be established, creating opportunities for the local people through trading of various cash crops and the establishment of other, new economic activities.

More importantly it will provide access for the people of Bosavi to have services such as proper health care, education, law and order, infrastructure development, technology and many more.

Local MP, Jeffrey Komal, launched the Bosavi Missing Link this week, witnessed by Chairman of Kutubu Resource Petroleum, John Kapi Nato, CEO of Kutubu Special Purpose Authority, Norman Ba’abi, CEO of Nipa Kutubu DDA, James Harisol, distinguished guests and more than 500 people at Waro in Kutubu.


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