New era for Motu-Koita

Chairman of the Motu Koita Assembly, Dadi Toka Jnr, says he is honored to accept the responsibility of leading the Motu-Koita people to a new era.

He said this during the swearing in of the MKA Assembly members at Hanuabada on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by NCD Governor, Powes Parko, Moresby South MP, Minister for Lands and APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, Police Minister, Jelta Wong, and Motu Koita Villagers.

It was a huge turnout as locals witnessed a change of guard from the last 10 years.

Dadi Toka Jnr said the result of the MKA Election was a solid confirmation of the need for change, with only three members form the previous 17 returning.

He said the current members are a combination of young, energetic, vibrant, and experienced leaders.

“Each one of us brings a different set of skills to the table. Hence one members area of weakness can only be balanced by another members area of strength.”

The Chairman said they now have a fresh opportunity to understand and enact the powers of the MKA Act.

He said they will partner with development stakeholders, business and other levels of government to improve the lives of all Motu-Koita people

“Today ladies and gentlemen, we acknowledged the importance of our place in this country’s development and we now seize this moment to stop being spectators.

“I am honored to accept the responsibility of leading the Motu-Koita people to a new era of opportunity, growth and prosperity,” said Dadi Toka Jnr.

Meanwhile NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, has called on the MKA not to let this opportunity pass and said he will work with the Assembly for the development of the Motu-Koita.

“I want to build a partnership with you, I want to go on this journey with you and for our city and for our people,” said Governor Parkop.

Cedric Patjole