Village launches development association

With lack of Government services reaching the rural people, Notofana Village in rural Goroka LLG, Eastern Highlands Province has launched its development association this week.

The Gasagasa Development Association (GDA) was launched with a dedication service event on Monday, February 27.

GDA was just formed with a mission to empower rural village people with life skills and knowledge while bringing basic services to the community.

Most of its goals are adapted from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Villager Josupo Hollowe highlighted that they formed the association to work together with government agencies, donors and non-government organisation.

Hollowe said they aim to bring changes and basic development into the rural area in which they have not seen since Independence.

During the launch, the villagers dedicate their association and its function to the Lord to take lead in everything the association tries to achieve.

About 500 people from surrounding villages including Kofica, Kabiufa, Gamuga and Makiroka attended the event.

The forming of the association is the first of its kind in the Notofana area.

Quintina Naime