The people here built the bridge themselves as a community project using building materials provided by the district authority.
The incomplete bridge cuts off half a population of over 50 thousand people of Kagua outstation. It makes it difficult for vehicles to pass through.
A school and 6 LLG wards live on the other side. If they have to use a vehicle to transport their goods, this is where their journey ends.
A temporary bypass was constructed instead and people use it to move their cargos to the other side before making it home on foot. But the people here say the government won’t come.
Health, education and law and order aren’t any better. The Kagua people are now thinking of ideas about how they may address each problem, one by one.
Although the district may see little improvement over the next few years, it is a long way off for Papua New Guinea as a nation.