Milne Bay spreads mobile links with Digicel

Milne Bay Governor Titus Philemon  launched two more Digicel communications towers in his province on Saturday.

The towers form part of a public private partnership on communications services between the Government and Digicel.

The people of Tagula in the Louisiade Archipelago, Yaleyamba LLG, were connected with the launch of the first tower that also covers neighbouring islands in the district. The Governor said this was a very exciting day in the lives of the people.

In launching the tower, Philemon invited his people to embrace the technology and allow it to enrich their lives through education, financial services, connectivity and safety.

“These communication services will bring prosperity to you, will help your communities to grow and will protect you when you are travelling in your dinghies and boats."

Digicel director for government relations Gary Seddon was also at the launch and thanked the people of Yaleyamba LLG for their support and the Governor for his partnership.

“Twelve months ago the Governor and I embarked on an ambitious program to cover the Milne Bay Province and I’m glad to see that our partnership is working and continues to deliver services to people in the most rural and remote parts of the province."

The governor presented Seddon with a cheque for K1 million toward communication programs for Woodlark and Rossel Islands. This presentation demonstrates the provincial government’s faith in Digicel’s ability to not just propose services, but to also deliver them.