By Scott Waide – EM TV, Lae
Bulolo MP, Sam Basil, has announced a 12-month plan which will see the construction of roads into parts of the Waria local level government, for the first time ever.
The mobilisation of equipment began last this year, and will resume after the festive period.
Over the past six months, tons of equipment have been stockpiled at the Mumeng station in preparation for the construction.
“We’ve moved 30 thousand litres of fuel,” Basil said. “Work will begin in Wau then move to other areas.”
The roads in some parts of the electorate have been the subject of controversy after it was revealed that some of the contracts granted by the Morobe Provincial supply and Tenders Board had not been fully honoured.
Over the next 12 months, Wau town and the roads leading from it to other rural areas will be upgraded.
The Waria LLG is important to Morobe and Bulolo because of its coffee and alluvial gold. This is also where a large collection of the districts’ population resides.
By the end of December 2015, the Wau-Biaru road is expected to see significant improvements.
In 2014, the Bulolo district has struggled with the slow release of its district development funds. Mr Basil says in 2015 he expects the same, but he will continue to facilitate development programs.