Joshua Himina has recently been appointed the acting CEO of Maprik District Development Authority.
The 35-year-old is a former assistant secretary for social sector under the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.
Himina believes investing in the district is the platform to a changing and eventually growing district.
He said it had been his dream to contribute to the growth of his district and to his province.
He has wholeheartedly welcomed the appointment despite the fact that he may be one of the youngest to be appointed to that post.
The acting CEO said as a young leader, he is prepared to bring in new management style and skill as well as energy and passion into the running of the district.
He states there is much work to be done.
Himina has plans for the development of the district and there are about 15 plans to be reached with at least nine goals in his agenda.
Under the leadership of their local MP, he hopes to push them through for the betterment of the people of Maprik.