By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
Public servants in the Usino Bundi District in the south of the Madang Province will soon have access to proper accommodation through the national government’s rollout of the district housing institution program for electorates in the country.
National Planning and Monitoring Minister, Charles Abel presented a cheque of K1 million to Usino Bundi MP, Anthon Yagama in Madang recently for the project.
Mr Yagama said that the funding will help district authorities to build more houses for public servants to use, and drive the development agenda of the district forward.
He added that ten houses have already been built, and the money recently received will be used to build additional houses.
“The houses are locally designed with the use of local materials as well,” said Yagama.
The local MP stated that the district is working towards building and making Usino the central access point for all its public servants. This includes the constructing of a police barracks, hospital, schools and delivery of other priority services.
The institutional housing program is an initiative of the O’Neill-Dion government to encourage public servants around the country to work in their respective districts and help deliver services to the people.