The district of Samarai Murua welcomed its first load of district services materials for this new term of parliament in a barge from Port Moresby this week.
The barge left Motukea wharf last week Friday and travelled three days and nights before arriving in the district centre at Bwagaoia Station, Misima Island on Monday this week.
Samarai Murua MP Hon. Isi Henry Leonard who officially discharged the barge from Motukea, was again on hand to receive the barge on Misima Island.
He flew in to Alotau over the weekend and travelled by boat to Misima with his team to receive the barge.
Mr Leonard while officiating at the program at Bwagaoia wharf, reiterated the importance of service delivery for a maritime district like Samarai Murua.
He said now after his re-election back in office, he was looking forward to continue on most of his ongoing programs from the last term of parliament including new ones for this term.
He highlighted some of the materials and items in this first load of the barge run.
“We have eight PMV trucks, Misima secondary school building materials, East Liak United Church building materials, Pantava United Church building materials and Tagula government outpost building materials for maintenance works. We also have solar street lights, we have eight copra driers from India and eight bales of copra hasen bags for the copra farmers among other building materials and items,” Mr Leonard said.
He indicated that after the unloading of these cargoes, the barge would return to Motukea wharf and load more items and materials for the district that were not loaded due to space.
“The next load would include motor vehicles for the district administration and one more PMV truck among solar products like freezer and lighting systems for the remote clinics and health centres that will be distributed.
Adding that more building materials for schools and churches within the district would be loaded in the second trip of the barge as well.
Mr Leonard expressed his satisfaction that the loaded barge had arrived and was docked at Bawgaoia station wharf ready to be unloaded with the much needed materials and items for the district.
While officiating at the program, he thanked his people for their patience since his re-election three months ago.
Meantime, Mr Leonard has called on all leaders within his district to come together for the common good and development of the people of Samarai Murua.
Expressing his concerns that many leaders especially election candidates with ulterior motives were only going to delay further development progress for their people.
He said that the people of Samarai Murua had spoken through the ballot boxes and as the re-elected MP he was ready to serve his people for the next five years.
Mr Leonard said it was time they put aside their differences and come together for the sake of their people and district.