By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Building bridges has been the focus of the Lower Waga Local Level Government in the Komo Magarima District in Hela.
Recently, the Lower Waga people witnessed the opening of a bridge that will connect schools, a health facility and a mission station.
The Hulugara Bridge was built with the counter funding cost K165,000 by the Lower Waga LLG and the Komo Magarima district.
This bridge is the 4th within area.
“With the limited funds, we built this bridge”, said Lower Waga President Guluwa Wagina.
“Churches and Schools have always asked me to build a bridge so things can be transported easily and see the flow of people accessing more services”, said President Guluwa.
Meanwhile, the Lower Waga President called on the national Government to release fully the K500,000 promised to LLG’s.
“The withdrawal of the K500, 000 has left us with financial problems in funding small projects”, Guluwa added.
The opening of the bridge will now see the easy transport of materials and movement of people to access services in the Lower Waga LLG and town.
The bridge was opened by Hela Deputy Governor, Thomas Potape.
Komo Magarima MP, Francis Potape, said the current politics will not stop the district from delivering services.
He committed K300,000 for the Yambarak Road; K100,000 to the Magarima League and K50,000 to all churches in the Lower Waga area.