Monokam village inthe Enga Province isthe home of Mapai transport owner, Jacob Luke, one ofthe biggest Papua New Guinea owned transport company operating in Lae.
Monokam hasn’t been so lucky inthe last 37 years it has had to coupe with limited vital services.
The company has built a new road using ploughed back company profits.
“The community is happy withthe new road,” said Village Councilor Mthew Simon.
The councilor saidthe people are very happy withthe new road because nowthey don’t have to usethe old Ambum Road which has not been maintained for years.
Many have given awaytheir land for the new road without dispute or demanding compensation because they need development intheir life that hasn’t been easy for them inthe past.
“We want development so we gave our land away for free,” said Nambu Kingk.
The bad roads have been a chronic problem affecting all aspects of life.
Teachersinthe area saythe road has been a factor affecting teaching.
There are many ther planned projects includingthe road that will assist over ten thousand people.