North Wahgi People to benefit under Housing Scheme

​More than 60,000 people in the North Wahgi Electorate will benefit from a housing scheme set up through local MP Fabian Pok.

The housing scheme included purchase of 45 chainsaws and 45 Lucas Mills Council Wards in 2013. With the aim of one home for each family, this project is being hailed as one of the first for this Province and also the country too.

The District Administrator North Wahgi Nalan Kawa, stated that 120 containers of roofing iron will be shipped from China of which  40 containers have been received already, with 20 in Lae. The remaining 60 containers will be shipped in this year. 

Each 20ft containers hold up to 3000 sheets of roofing iron.

With the timbers being cut from the Wards own areas, each family members will be receiving 16 sheets of roofing iron each to build their home.

More than K4 million has been used in this housing scheme from the Members DSIP funds.

Administrator Kawa is pleased with the work the Member has done and even the populace are overjoyed in the prospect of owning their own homes.

Speaking to some people in Banz today, they are impressed  and thankful for this initiative. 
"For us subsistence farmers, to pay K3,000 for timber from hired contractors is too much for us, apart from the purchase of roofing iron and other materials. What our Member has done, indicates his leadership credibility and concerns for his people," they said. 

Dianne Mirio