TANGIBLE developments at local level government wards bring satisfaction to all stakeholders and communities. Lae Local Level government ward two councillor Carol Yawing said this yesterday when addressing delegates including Lae MP and Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development Loujaya Kouza and the public in Lae city. “Business opportunities should be given to mothers and youths to venture into Small Medium Enterprises so as to strengthen their participation in the economical sector,” Mrs Yawing said.
Having women in the political arena should be an inspiring and encouraging for every women and youths who strive to bring more infrastructural developments in the communities. She commended Governor Kelly Naru and the provincial government for the eviction exercise and reclaiming of illegal lands from settlers. “Land is our source for developments and those obtaining land illegally must be evicted so that we can utilise it for other government infrastructures which will benefit the people,” Mrs Yawing said.
Upon the recognition from the office of Ms Kouza’s, one of the impact projects that will be built within ward two will be a health centre and many other community projects. Mrs Yawing said such service will assist in bringing adequate basic health services to the people within the ward level and also to ease the burden of travelling to major medical health facilities. Women, youths and church empowerment were highlighted by Ms Kouza as the driving force in bringing developments into communities. The constitutional recognized associations like the Lae Youth, Lae Women’s district and AHI women’s should move forward in implementing empowerment projects in each ward levels.
Ms Kouza said with the allocation of a K700 startup capital for these associations to venture into SMEs there should be tangible outcomes within the communities. “People want developments and not politics and so everyone must work together in making sure these developments eventuate,” said Ms Kouza She said there have been accusations being made in the media and within the social media about the lack of developments in Lae Open. “As a women being inspired and uplifted by God to set foot in the political arena there is nothing to be made fooled about but through God who guides and strengthens us to bring developments into our communities,” said Ms Kouza
Meanwhile she highlighted the importance of the Bio metric registration and major impact projects within the 23 wards that there is more to be delivered if all stakeholders work together. She urged ward two community leaders that they should carry out scoping and designs of the unsealed roads and also provide submission of land grabbing within the community so that the Ombudsman Commission can be aware of. Ms Kouza and her delegates have so far been visiting each wards within the Lae Open electorate to witness their major impact projects.