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Hagen’s Minimb,Togoba villages lighting up

Image: Work being done to set up one of the pylons

More than 20,000 people in the Togoba area in Western Highlands Province will soon receive electricity.

A K6 million grant was made available by the member for Hagen Open, William Duma for its rural electrification project.

So far, 12 areas in the electorate have already received electricity.

Locals from the Togoba area cried with tears of joy as PNG Power workmen put up the power post.

Community Leaders say this was their first time to receive electricity since independence.

Despite being close to the City, they still practice the traditional way of cooking, and lighting up their homes.

Mothers displayed their appreciation through drama portraying that they will do away with some aspects of the traditional way of living, and will embrace this new lifestyle.

It is a 10-km power project from Minimb area to Togoba.

The project alone costs K654, 000.

Jim Pena, the Project Coordinator and the Executive Officer to Hagen Open MP, William Duma, said he had identified that the Togoba people had a greater need for electricity.

Pena said the people deserved to receive such projects, and will continue to provide such services to others who missed out.

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