In a statement, Governor Haoda says opposing candidates and supporters have ignited such hearsay on social media.
However, he assures the people that he is adamant to retain his seat to further enhance his policies on advanced education, improved health and upgrading all service delivery mechanisms.
“Your stamp is my stamp and together we will lead our province positively through the key areas I have already embarked on to improve our province.”
Governor Haoda highlighted some of the new projects that he has initiated during the last five years, including the Ilimo Dairy Farm Project in partnership with the Israeli government, producing PNG’s first ever dairy products before the end of this year.
Another vital project that has been sealed with the Malaysian government and is at construction stage is the Ilimo satellite township project, which will see five thousand affordable homes built and owned by Central Province people to curb accommodation issues currently faced in the city.
Governor Haoda further cemented his policy on enhanced education, continuing to subsidise tertiary education, and increasing overseas study scholarships.
He says unlike other centres, Central Province does not boast vast natural and mineral resources to generate a strong internal revenue, hence he is urging people to put aside the free government cash handout mentality and focus on enhancing and equipping the human resource with advanced skills and knowledge.
“I believe in educating your children so that even as you continue to work your gardens and go fishing or hunting, your child will at least bring home a rice bag, sugar for your tea and provide an income source to satisfy your needs and wants.”
Governor Haoda says his vision is not for himself but to restore the Province to its vibrant years.
(Governor Kila Haoda during one of his rallies in Central Province)