Ialibu families connected to power

People in Ialibu-Pangia in Southern Highlands Province will finally have electricity in their homes following the opening of the PNG Power Ialibu Office over the weekend.

Electricity connection in these districts ushers in endless economic opportunities and other improved services.

Electricity coverage in the country is as little as 20 percent with more efforts required from the government, PNG Power and other relevant agencies to increase it to at least 70 percent to achieve the government’s vision 2030. 

“Yumi opim ofis blong Ialibu long traim long provaidim sevis blong PNG Power long eastern end blong kantri,” stated Peter Nupiri, Board Chairman of PPL

PNG Power Acting Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Blacklock said the establishment of PPL office in Ialibu-Pangia is to compliment the current and future development plans of the district.

“Our investments in the District and Southern Highlands Province are done to support our customers” said Ms Blacklock.

Member for Ialibu-Pangia and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill appealed to the locals to take care of the facilities and the staff of PPL.

He told all who gathered to respect and allow service providers both from the public and private sectors to work without fear or intimidation in order to provide services for the benefit of the locals.

“Mi appeal long olgeta lain, yumi mas Lukautim olgeta samting gut bikos sapos ol I passim, olgeta samting bai kam long pas tasol” O’Neill appealed.

Carolyn Ure