Increase in population affecting service delivery: Basil

The increase in population in the Bulolo district of Lae, Morobe Province is a concern that is needed to be addressed.

Bulolo MP and Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil, who has brought tangible developments to his district since entering Parliament said his worry is now to address the issue that he said would affect service delivery to his electorate.

The no nonsense MP indicated when visiting the Family Health Association’s stall at the 6th annual Bulolo District Show on Saturday.

Basil together with his deputy Pangu Party leader and Member for Goilala William Samb, were given a run down on the awareness carried out by this organisation which had volunteers from the National Forest Authority utilising the event to spread messages on family planning and HIV/AIDS.

Basil said population was a growing concern with a ratio of 5:1 with villagers in his district and that was affecting service delivery.

Such awareness was vital to alleviate the problem and the Bulolo MP made a financial commitment of K5, 000 to pursue the awareness programs and further run the NFA medical aspirations.

Community Health Worker Janet Maname Waie said the money would help her and volunteers carry out the program at NFA clinic which serves community in the township.

Currently she had volunteers who are students.

Ms Waie said she was pleased with the financial commitment and said the money would be put to further carry out its awareness programs.

Her team will pick up the money on Monday.

Wendy Katusele