Market access for locals

​Central Province Governor Robert Agarobe is determined to bring market access to his people.

He says his people struggle to bring their produce into the city to sell, but this time he plans on cutting off that burden by creating intervention measures at the district level.

This was one of his many agendas highlighted during the official swearing in ceremony of Central Province leaders into the provincial assembly yesterday.

The Central Governor, along with the other 4 national Central province leaders, were officially welcomed to the Central Provincial Assembly.

First to be sworn in was Governor Agarobe, followed by fourth term politician and Abau MP Sir Puka Temu, Kairuku-Hiri MP Peter Isoaimo, Goilala MP William Samb and new face, Rigo MP Lekwa Gure.

In his maiden speech, Governor Agarobe made it clear that he had stood down from his CEO position at Helifix to serve his people.

He sees his new role as an opportunity to serve his people and acknowledged the work of former Governor Kila Haoda.

“I do not want to reinvent the wheel but I will be reviewing these projects and initiatives to align them with the plan I have for us,” he states.

The plan involves three major reforms that he says will totally alter the future of Central in a way never envisaged before.

  1. Rebuilding District Government headquarters
  2. Economic empowerment of our rural subsistence farmers
  3.  Introduce village based volunteer service system

He also plans to tap into the tourism sector and rehabilitate the existing infrastructure rather than building brand new ones.

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

He asked his people to trust and believe in him and for all Central leaders to put politics aside and work in unity.

Meredith Kuusa