New MP sets sights on road infrastructure

The winner of the Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open seat in Hela Province has prioritised improved road networks.

“The important need my people will want immediately is a good road infrastructure because the road network system from Koroba to Lake Kopiago was built during the colonial times,” says Petrus Thomas.

However, he knows it will not be a one man job and needs a good administration to deliver in the five years.

“I need to settle down and get my administration in order first,” Thomas said.  

The Independent candidate also has health and education on top of his priorities.

The 43-year-old was a former MP for the district from 2003 -2005 before losing the open seat in the 2006 by-election.

Thomas is also a former PNG Kumul, donning the prestigious red jersey from 1993 - 1997.

He collected 17,505 votes to win the seat left vacant by 2012 winner Philip Undialu, who is contesting for the Hela Provincial seat in this election.

Charles Yapumi