Posted By Staff Reporter
MILNE BAY Governor Titus Philemon has highly commended the national Government for the support that the province is getting for development programs.
Mr Philemon expressed his gratitude to the O’Neill-Dion Government soon after returning from a week-long visit to the Louisiade and Yeleyamba local level government areas of Samarai-Murua District where he launched several projects funded through the Provincial Services Improvement Program (PSIP) and the Transport Services Improvement Program.
He said he is pleased with the progress of the impact projects that have been earmarked for the province. He said the support by the National Government through the PSIP, the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) and the Local Level Government Services Improvement Program has made a lot of difference with development programs and projects in the LLGs, districts and the province as a whole.
"There is a lot of change taking place in Milne Bay Province and I can attribute this to the support by the National Government. Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill and this Government decided to give money to the LLG and Provincial Governments, apart from the support it has given to the districts.
"We now have the money to undertake developments. There is no excuse for provinces, districts and LLGs not to bring developments and improved services to the people in the rural areas," Mr Philemon said.
Governor Philemon visited Misima, where he officiated at the ground breaking ceremonies for a new water supply project for Misima High School, which is to cost K325,000, a health workers housing project and village water supply for Liak village to cost K600,000 and opened a new and cyclone proof building at Eaus village which is to be used both as a church building and a refuge in times of natural disasters like cyclone.
The governor also travelled further to Tagula on Sudest Island where he undertook a ground breaking ceremony for a new K1.7 million wharf and also opened new staff house and classrooms for the Nimoa Hope Academy. At Tagula, he also officially launched a Digicel Tower before heading to Panaeati Island, where another Digicel Tower was launched.
"These are some of our impact programs and projects coming on stream. There are more to be commissioned soon," Governor Philemon said.
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