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Karamui-Nomane MP Aims to Develop Road Links for District

By Staycey Yalo, EMTV News, Port Moresby

Karamui-Nomane in the Simbu Province for many years has not been linked by road since Independence.

People from the area have been walking distances to access vital services such as health and education.

Local Member, Geoffrey Kama, hopes that is a thing of the past as he plans to prioritise on building roads during his term.

It takes about 11 hours for the people of Karamui-Nomane to travel from Simbu town to their district.

Without proper road connections, locals have been using bush tracks they’ve created to reach the nearest town for health services and other vital needs.

MP Geoffrey Kama says his priority is to have roads and bridges constructed before other developments take place.

He said with the K10million allocated to the district by the national government, it will help in connecting Karamui to the provincial town.

Mr Kama made his plans known during the presentation of his five-year district plan and the presentation of his district’s 2017 DSIP acquittal reports to the Department of Implementation and Rural Development.

Meanwhile, Acting Governor of Simbu Province and Council President of Karamui LLG, Peter Genu, says the government’s funding of K10,000 to the ward levels is not enough to see real changes.

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