Atiyafa shares priorities at peace ceremony

A peace ceremony was held recently at the Henganofi district of Eastern Highlands Province, with local MP, Robert Atiyafa using the opportunity to invite his people together with him.

Priorities for the next three years were also highlighted by the MP at the occasion.

The distribution of food ended the peace ceremony, which was an open invitation to all Henganofi people in the district to put their differences aside from the 2017 National Election and work together to develop the district.

A large crowd comprising representatives from all villages in Henganofui were in attendance at the event on September 19.

MP Robert Atiyafa used the gathering to apologies to his people and invite them to join hands to revive Hanganofi.

He also used the occasion to announce the major projects for the electorate.

They include the re-instatement of the school fee subsidy for the Henganofi Tertiary students, the construction of seven bridges along the Dunantina LLG road, and the footbridge connecting Henganofi in the Eastern Highlands Province and Ramu in the Madang Province.

Funds have also been committed for the implementation of an SME program to re-service old broken -down trucks for their owners to run transport services as well as the rural electrification program.

Law and order in the electorate will also be strengthened as a priority.

Sally Pokiton