BY FRANKLIN KOLMA
THANKS to the efforts of students from Port Moresby Technical College and a contractor, the troublesome Baruni backroad that has been dark for the last two years is now lit up.
It was gleaned from overseeing contractor Mr Allen Kirita of Pawacomtronics Contractors that the job at its inception seemed overwhelming due to the damage that had been done to the light posts but that he and his team were up to the task and have delivered on it thus far.
He said that the experience gained by the students was invaluable and their contribution to the city’s development huge.
It was found that all the lights along the Gerehu to Baruni back road had their bulbs smashed and the timing circuitry ripped out.
Mr Kirita assured the general public that it would be very difficult to re-vandalise the light posts again as the cabling panel was now being electrically charged and the metal panel welded on.
“Anyone who tries to get at the cables will have a dangerous and potentially lethal electric current to bypass so a word of warning to any would be vandals, don’t try it,” said Mr Kirita.
Kirita said the cables stolen cost between K4000 and K5000 – all 16mm cables. He said the eight electrical engineering students were training on-the-job and that their input in the project has been mutually beneficial.