By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
Mopa village, in the Karinj local level government (LLG) of Southern Highlands Province, is the first LLG in the Mendi-Munhiu district to carry out a Marijuana Uproot Operation.
Police from Mendi joined Karinj President, Simon Tolpe, Mendi MP, De Kewanu and Mopa villagers to go into gardens to uproot the plants.
President Tolpe, also the law and order chairman of Southern Highlands Province, said marijuana has been the cause of much of the problems in the communities. Tolpe said marijuana will be uprooted and people will be assisted with seeds to farm vegetables.
Karinj LLG has allocated k15,000 to help farmers.
The people of Mopa also witnessed the opening of the Mopa footbridge built at the cost of K400,000 from 2014 DSIP funds.
The bridge was built by local communities with materials purchased from steel Industries in Lae. The bridge is a current footbridge project of the Mendi-Munhiu district.
Mendi MP, De Kewanu, said the effort and participation of the mobilisation taken by the Mopa and Tende community is a good start for the people to see more services.