He said Bundi hardly got any government services such as roads, bridges, schools and health services. There were mothers and sick children dying due to lack of health services in the past.
“Kurumbukari (KBK) was a remote area covered with rainforest, filled with wild animals, no road access with only three villages with less than 200 people. Life was very difficult for us till 1995,” his letter reads.
Mr Mangoa resigned from his teaching career and returned to his isolated village to help his people in farming activities till 1997 when he became a councillor.
He recalls those days when neighbouring villages including Danagar, Tingari, Kaunakaro, Mokimi, Bononumbu and others that had to help each other to survive the hardships.
With the hand written letter, Mr. Mangoa walked to the Ramu NiCo office in Madang and thanked the Company for building the Ramu NiCo Bridge along Ramu River and the Usino-Junction to Banu and KBK road that the people of Usino and Bundi are currently using.
“Since Ramu NiCo came to our area in 2006, we have seen a lot of positive changes,” he said.
Ramu NiCo has provided infrastructure assistances including aid-posts, schools, roads, bridges, and business opportunities to the local communities under the memorandum of agreement (MoA) but others outside of the MoA commitments. (EMTV)