By Bridgette Komatep – EM TV, Port Moresby
Public servants in the Kutubu area have been warned not to abuse government plated vehicles.
The strong warning was drummed home by Kutubu Local Level Government (LLG) President John Kila.
At the cost of over one million kina, the Kutubu LLG purchased three new vehicles to help public servants in their duty.
It was the first of its kind for the Kutubu LLG President to deliver the vehicles purchased through the LLGSIP Funds.
Of the three vehicles, one was allocated to the rural hospital and another one to support police operations. For the police, it was an additional vehicle to compliment the work of Highway Patrol 19 based at Moro, which was recently purchased from Nipa – Kutubu DSIP funds.
Mr Kila told the people that in the past, vehicles for the district were misused, a situation he doesn’t want repeated.
He told the people to work together to develop Pimaga Government Station. With assistance from Oil Search, the operator of Kutubu Oil Project, the station is slowly but surely seeing changes. The company was represented by the general manager for external and community affairs, Willie Kupo. As vehicles without Oil Search permits are not allowed into the project area, the LLG President pleaded for special consideration to be given to the rural hospital ambulance. He agreed for that matter.
Also on that day, the LLG presented K20,000, an outstanding commitment, to the Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival Committee. The LLG also made a commitment to purchase a vehicle for the Committee soon.