Maneke said even though his portfolio was removed, he is assured that West New Britain will be expecting more developments in the near future.
The Talasea MP said major projects in the district that have been neglected by previous leaders will now rejuvenated and given priority.
He stated that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has been asked to give priority to West New Britain as it is the only province that has contributed a lot to the government coffers from the oil palm industry.
Maneke further reiterated that as a farmer himself, he will be rehabilitating the oil palm industry in the province and make sure the oil palm growers benefit from the industry meaningfully.
Meantime, Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister Wera Mori, who was invited to the province by the MP to launch the Talasea District Land Settlement Scheme (LSS) Oil Palm Growers Mobilisation Program, and the rejuvenation of the Cooperative Societies Movement, said he will give his utmost support to see this project fulfilled.
Minister Mori said WNB people deserve the best from the Government.
(Member for Talasea, Francis Galia Maneke)