By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Locals in the Goilala District of Central province believe a proper road network will see more development reach the people.
They say that for years the only access in and out of Goilala has been by air, or by foot to Port Moresby.
Peter Ina, the local Catechist at Woitape Mission Station, said transport of goods and services has been limited due to bad road conditions.
He said the Goilala District Development Authority must build a proper road for other services to reach communities.
“If only there was proper road built, other basic services will reach the communities of Goilala District,” Ina said.
Goilala MP, William Samb, said the new District Development Authority is now focusing on building a road for the people in 2016.
“The Dubu trek is the beginning of road projects despite it took many years for the district to build a road to access Port Moresby,” Samb said.
Meanwhile, the MP said the district would continue to improve its airstrips while awaiting the construction of the road.
“We have to maintain our airstrips because it is the current form of access for our people,” The Goilala MP said.
Catechist Peter Ina is optimistic Goilala people will see more development and contribute to the country’s economy, once a proper road is built.