The Mul-Baiyer district development authority has installed EMTV transmitters in the district. The district has become the first in the Western Highlands.
Today, the infrastructure was displayed during the opening of a classroom at the Kumdi Primary School.
Mul-Baiyer is opening up at a rapid pace. The district now has its own EMTV transmitters.
People here can now switch on their televisions and watch free to air EMTV programs.
It comes when EMTV continues to diversify, and information becomes critical to the development of Papua New Guinea.
Mul-Baiyer district has taken steps to ensure its people are better informed, something that could be replicated by other districts in Papua New Guinea.
Mul-Baiyer MP, Koi Trappe, says the district used funding from its own treasury to make things happen.
The district funded the installation of the transmitters.
“The DSIP money isn’t my money, it’s your (the people) money, I am only managing it.”
“If you want to watch TV, the district has built two towers to carry signals,” says Trappe.
Mul-Baiyer villages will now have EMTV broadcast right in their haus line or families.
They become the first Western Highlands district, outside of Mt Hagen, to have their own transmitters.