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Gumine launch development plan

Prime Minister James Marape has launched the five-year development plan for Gumine district, Chimbu Province.

Sinasina-Yonggomugl MP Kerenga Kua, Education Minister Jimmy Uguro and the department’s Secretary Dr Uke Kombra accompanied Mr Marape to the occasion last Thursday.

Joining MP Lucas Dekena to receive the entourage were Simbu Governor Noah Kool with the provincial administrator John Punde and Kerowagi MP Francis Siune and some educated elites of Chimbu.

Mr Dekena said there are many areas needing attention and took time to name some for the projects. These include:

He said the biggest challenge to implementation of this plan for around 62,000 people in the three local level government areas spread across 708km2 of landmass is the free-hand-out mentality.

Mr Dekena said plan is important to keep focus on the development aspiration and urged everyone to work together.

“The Gumine district spending will be as per the budget in line with the development plan,” he said.

“Do not come in with proposals that are not within the plan and get upset when we refuse your proposal.”

Mr Kua commended the Gumine DDA for the plan after being without it for years.
“As your local MP, he (Mr Dekena) knows the current state of the district and the way forward,” he said.

Mr Marape accepted the plan on behalf of the Minister for Finance and National Planning and Monitoring Minister Rainbo Paita, saying it is in line with the Medium-Term Development Plan 4.

Governor Mr Kool committed the Simbu Provincial Government to all the districts in the province.

He presented K5 million continue on with the district’s rural electrification project, which has not progressed for years from where it stopped.

“We have already deposited K5 million into the district account,” Mr Marape said before he left for a meeting in Lae regarding Wafi-Golpu gold mine.