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)