The newly sworn in member for Moresby Northwest, Lohia Boe Samuel, will not waste anymore time going into delivering some of the promises he made to his people in the suburbs, the settlements, and the villages of Motu Koita.
Speaking at the press conference today in parliament after his official declaration of office and swearing in by the Speaker of Parliament, the new member said the time frame from now until the general elections in 2022 is just 8 months and within this period he will try to deliver some of things he promised his people.
“So, my role now is to ensure that the long-suffering people of Hanuabada, Gabi and Tatana, the people of ward one, get services immediately,” he said.
“We will make sure that some of the commitments we made during the campaign, are rolled out.”
However, considering the short time frame he has as a leader, Mr. Samuel made it clear that not everything planned or promised during the campaign can be delivered.
“Also, with the support of the prime minister, we have committed to ensure that settlements are turned into suburbs. It’s not a quick fix, it’s a medium to long term plan that the prime minister and I have set down to discuss.”
Mr. Samuel added that some of the issues in the suburbs like bad road condition will also be look at immediately.
The election of Lohia Boe Samuel also marks a significant milestone for the people of Motu Koitabu whose land is where the city of Port Moresby is sitting on.
“The people of Motu Koita haven’t had a member in the last thirty-five years. Our last member of parliament was my grandfather, Mahuru Raruararua, back in 1982. Since then, we haven’t had a member, so we have suffered for a very long time.”
“So, by God’s grace the people of Motu Koita have been given an opportunity to have services delivered to them and also have a voice in parliament. ”