Impacted LOs plead for electricity

Impacted landowners from the four villages of Boera, Porebada and Papa-Lealea are pleading for free electricity supply.

Ward councilor of Papa, Tarata Geita, said: “It is our humble request that we collectively negotiate with the new gas fired power plant board management, led by chairman Wapu Sonk, to consider supplying the four impact communities of Papa, Lealea, Boera and Porebada free electricity for the duration of the PNG LNG Project.”

Geita said this request from landowners from portion 152 must be met.

Currently the landowners receive power supply from the rural electrification program initiated by the Central Provincial Government.

He said the impacted villages are in need of these basic services however, to date, not much has been done for them.

Papa-Lealea recently received fresh water supply following a ground-breaking ceremony in March.

 (The LNG site – Picture: Paul Barker)

Related article:

Water project to benefit villagers

Imelda Wavik