Moresby North-East plan launched

The Moresby North-East Electorate launched its five year district development plan yesterday (April 27).

In a presentation attended by stakeholders, community representatives and media, the member for the district and Housing and Urbanisation Minister, John Kaupa, held a showcase of the plan.

Themed "Getting the basics up and running on the ground", the 5 year plan according to the district planner, Jimmy Williams, is set to lift the standard of life for the community. Williams also outlined 10 development areas in his overview of the district.

Among some of the agendas include law and order, women incentives, infrastructure development and community, church and gender incentives.

In his address, the district member thanked all present and assured that the plan was meant to set the tone for change in the district.

He said the plan was a joint effort by the people and his administration hence he encouraged ownership to see it go forward.

Meantime, NCD Governor Powes Parkop encouraged the member and challenged him that while the plan was comprehensive, they must also prioritise.

The Governor called on stakeholders present to also come on board and help the district move realistically with the plans in place.

He encouraged the administration to be mindful that as a district in the capital city, they must develop the resource they have at their disposal – which is the people.

He said opportunity must be created in a viable environment to create business opportunities to help lift the standard of their community.

One area he emphasised on is behavioural change and called on people to be responsible citizens that will help foster change for the better.

(Moresby North-East MP, John Kaupa)

Julianna Waeda