PRISON MOVE TO PNG’S EAST SEPIK PLEASES RESIDENTS

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By Gabriel Fito

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, May 7) - The people of Turubu in East Sepik province have applauded the recent Papua New Guinea National Executive Council decision to move the correctional institution to their local level government area.

[PIR Editors Note: East Sepik province is located in the north western region of Papua New Guinea’s mainland peninsula.]

David Kausik told The National that the landowners from Parpur, Mundengai, Wangin, Wawat and Tumeru villages had agreed in a meeting last Monday to allow the Government to move the correctional institution from Boram to Tumarau because they believed that the institution would help them improve their standard of living in terms of a better road, electricity and a good, healthy water supply.

A working committee was also set up to work with the provincial administration and the National Planning Office in Port Moresby to ensure that the project is successful.

The committee members are Mr. Kausik (president), Patrick Karua (secretary), Joe Bruno, Raymond Numbe and Benny Pukam.

Kausik said it was the first time the Government had brought a big project to his local level government area and the people had all welcomed the decision.

He said the people’s biggest concern was for the Government to fulfill plans for the relocation exercise at Turubu.

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