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October 25, 2020


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Talasea MP Francis Marus says his electorate is huge and should be divided into two.


He expressed this to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill when he visitedthe province.


The Prime Minister ended a two day visit yesterday where he met with provincial lLeadersand pledged K80 million for infrastructure development.

It was a dull day in Hoskins whenthe Prime Ministerstepped offthe Kumul 1 last Friday, to begin his two-day visit tothe province.


He was met on arrival by members ofthe provincial governmentoincluding Governor Sasindran Muthuvel, and local MP’s


The dull wether turned into a heavy downpour as Mr O’Neill and his visiting delegate were led tothe stage attheIndependence Oval in Kimbe town.


Following a traditional welcome and gift presentations tothe prime minister, Talasea MP Francis Marus took lead in thankingthe prime minister for his people-focused policies.


However, he was concerned for his Talasea LLGs as many miss out on basic services becausethe district is too big.


As school children bravedthe cold and wet wether, Kandrian Gloucester MP Joseph Lelang advisedthe prime minister thatthere is a need to upgradethe status of various education institutions in his district so that local children can attend school at home.


The Prime Ministerthen announced his government’s 80 million kina commitment for infrastructure development inthe province.


He also assuredthe people that work will commence soon onthe road link between West New Beitain and East New Beitain provinces.

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