By Staycey Yalo, EMTV News, Port Moresby
As a Christmas gift to the people of remote Menyamya-Aseki district in the Morobe Province, the works department will upgrade the Menyamya-Aseki road.
Works Minister, Michael Nali, who visited the area recently saw for himself the struggle of the people there.
Mr. Nali said the people of Menyamya-Aseki have been waiting too long for a good road to take their agriculture produce to the markets in Lae and Bulolo.
Accessibility to vital services such as health care, education and agricultural commodities like coffee to the reach the market has been a challenge for many rural areas like Menyamya.
Works Minister, Michael Nali, who had visited the area recently, has instructed the newly commissioned construction machinery under the Department of Works Plant Transport Division in Lae to mobilise and start road upgrade works in Menyama-Aseki station.
Mr. Nali, after a national road tour around the country with works secretary David Wereh to national roads and missing links, says the priority of the government is the Highlands Highway reconstruction under the Asian Development Bank.
A K3Million loan for a 10-year program, from Nadzab-Henganofi to Kagamuga International Airport.
Meanwhile, road compensation claims have totalled up to K500Million. Mr. Wereh says while the claims have been settled in court, so far, K200Million worth of the claims has been thrown out.