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Goroka Rubbish Problems

Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province has hosted many local and international events and is also home to some of the country’s major institutions.

However, one of the biggest problems faced by the Urban Local Level Government is funding to support operations such as rubbish collection, resulting in the filth that has accumulated in the town.


Goroka Town Authorities brought these issues to the attention of Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion when he visited the province recently.


As shown in EMTV’s footage, the arrival of Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and his delegates at Goroka Airport was welcoming.


Straight into business, Goroka Urban Local Level Government told the Deputy Prime Minister that Goroka Town’s population had tripled in the past decade and the money allocated to the LLG was insufficient.


Given the fact that Goroka’s location is a central hub to nearby Highlands provinces and Momase, connected by road, the town is always full on a daily basis.


The people’s prayers were answered as they were given four new dump trucks to help clean up the township. They were purchased through the Service Improvement Program, where the Deputy Prime Minister was to officiate at the launch.


The town authorities also have outstanding infrastructure projects they hope to complete which include proper drainage and a road system for Goroka Town.


Proper improvement on the town’s water supply and an upgrade of its sewage system is a priority, along with the improvement of towns, parks and gardens.


Goroka Urban LLG Authorities believe that if they are adequately funded, they can complete these projects, and are appealing to the 9 MP’s from Eastern Highlands Province to assist.


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