Western Highlands Governor

Wingti not pleased with Works Dept

He said while the road works is happening, it’s not progressing as quickly as it should be.

It seems the project manager is having issues with people living along the road.

Wingti defended his people and blamed the Works Department for not handling community consultation well.

He said, prior to the commencement of the roadworks, there should have been consultation between the Works Department and the Provincial Government to handle landowner issues.

PM launches transmission lines

Greeted by Western Highlands Governor, Pias Wingti, at Kagamuga Airport, PM O’Neill said he is pleased to be in Mt Hagen again and launching the vital power project.

The transmission line will deliver a 189 kilometer, 132KV, single circuit transmission line between Mt Hagen and Tari.

The power-line corridor will pass through the Western Highlands, Southern Highlands and Hela, and include four step-down substations at Mt Hagen, Mendi, Pauanda and Tari.

Wingti urges Church leaders to serve faithfully

Wingti said through his experience he has seen many leaders of the Church involve in politics and this as to stop.

The Governor stated this during the 500 years of Luthern Church celebrating the Reformation Day in Hagen adding that if Martin Luther had a great vision for the Church with strong principals than its the challenge for the Church Leaders to do the same.

WHP aims for 40 secondary schools

21 of them have already been built and also officially registered in the last five years. The other 19 will be established in his second term in office, under the education development program.

Governor Wingti made this known last Friday at Baiyer District Headquarters during the commissioning of the district development authority members.

Wingti said his next dream is to partner with existing universities within the country and abroad to establish open campus in the province.

Wingti calls on provincial leaders to be united

The Governor said he wanted to see leaders act responsibly in their conduct encouraging more like-minded leaders.

He further took the opportunity to thank the outgoing Deputy Governor and the President of Baiyer LLG, Paraka Nei for his leadership service in the province.

Meantime the recently sworn in provincial assembly members reassured that they would work together to bring the province forward.