Economic independence for Central Province

Central Governor Robert Agarobe says economic independence for Central Province is his main agenda during his tenure.

Speaking following the swearing in of himself and four other MPs into the Central Provincial Assembly, Agarobe said he wants to ensure that the province is financially independent.

The Open members include Abau MP Sir Puka Temu, Kairuku-Hiri MP Peter Isoaimo, Goilala MP William Samb and Rigo MP Lekwa Gure.

Agarobe highlighted three major reforms that he envisions will transform the province in a major way.

They include rebuilding the district government and headquarters and administrative infrastructure; economic empowerment of rural farmers; and introduce village based voluntary system.

Agarobe called on the support of the political and administrative arms of the province to work together.

“My vision for Central Province is not to push for political independence but to strive for economic independence.”

Agarobe hopes his goal is aligned with the five year provincial plan and is implemented.

The four Open members and LLG presidents present during the assembly assured their overwhelming support to Agarobe.

Cedric Patjole