Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fixed Task road

Source: Post Courier, Friday January 20, 2012

By FRANK RAI
A community leader in the Tsak Valley of Wapenamanda Cistrict in Enga Province has called on the Tsak Local Level Government (LLG) council and the Wapenamanda district to fix the road and stop lying in the media.
Prominent community leader Joseph Poiyo made this statement when responding to media reports that the Tsak road was still not in a deteriorating condition.
He claimed those media reports were “utter rubbish”.
“When is the road fixed?
“The road is still in a deplorable stage and those responsible should fix the road to save the 20, 000 plus population of Tsak valley,” Mr Poiyo said.
The community leader said that the people had been totally ‘cut off’ from the outside world for the last four years when the Waikem Bridge collapse which was recently repaired in December last year.
Mr Poiyo said the road was still in the same condition while four wheeled drives were transporting people, goods and services.
“People are stranded at Wapenamanda whole day to get a ride home. There are only four wheeled drive vehicles operating and the road needs to be fixed. Negligence is a terrible sin to mankind,” Mr Poiyo reminded.
Meanwhile, there has been continuous outburst in the media concerning the Tsaka road and the LLG president Mathias Waep has defended that the road was in a good condition.
Yesterday Mr Waep also announced that Minister for Finance and Treasury Don Polye has committed K2.5 million for the Tsak road.
However, this did not go down well with Mr Poiyo who called on both Mr Waep and local MP Miki Kaeko to come out from hibernation and deliver needed services which were due to the people

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