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Polye Launches Associations to Help Rural People

Opposition Leader Don Polye has launched two Associations in two highlands provinces that he says will help rural people have their voices heard by the government.

The Keltiga Association and Orchid Farmers Association will be platforms for people in Mt Hagen and Enga, to channel their needs to the government.

Opposition Leader Don Polye said the missions and visions of the association were similar to his alternative government policies.

He said in order to skill the people and create employment, agriculture and tourism are his top priority streams to bail the people out from the bondage of poverty.

Polye said this while launching two associations Keltiga Association in Western Highlands Province and Orchid Farmers Association in Enga Province.

These associations will be an avenue for people in these two highlands provinces to access government services.

Polye was accompanied by Laigap-Porgera MP Nixon Mangape and Triumph Heritage Empowerment party officials.

The delegation was warmly received by sing-sing groups, community leaders and individuals who braved both the heat of the sun and heavy rain.

At the first visit to Keltiga village under heavy rainfall, Polye spoke about the issues surrounding difficulties facing the country’s economy.

The second visit to Surinki Station to launch the Orchid Farmers Association was massive which also drew a large crowd.

Local MP Nixon Mangape committed K100,000 to the association as a seed capital.

Polye also launched the Triumph Heritage Empowerment party cup funded by generous party supporter, Sandy Talita.

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