Talasea MP eyes transformation

Talasea MP Francis Galia Maneke aims to establish satellite towns in his West New Britain district in this term of Parliament.

Maneke said the satellite towns have been factored into the 5-year District Development Plan and will be implemented.

“The emphasis on the plan is to empower communities and oil palm growers and citizens in the province as a whole to be able to start their own Small and Medium Enterprises.”

He said for so long, the district has been a spectator in the development of services and it’s about time the district partakes in the economic benefits of agriculture, especially oil palm.

He further reiterated that old plantations will be rehabilitated and be given to people to manage and create economic benefits out of.

Maneke added that the district will also put in extra effort to boost tourism by developing and encouraging people to participate in showcasing some of their unique culture and traditional attires to tourists visiting the province.

Being a first time MP, Maneke said he needs brains from elites in the province to help.

Freddy Mou