The sitting member for the Moresby North- West electorate in the nation’s capital Mr. Lohia Boe Samuel, has pledged to continue his work and that of Pangu Pati in a five- year plan to properly address the issue with settlements and urban village development if he gets a second term in office after the 2022 National General Election.
For the settlements, he has planned to continue with the urbanization program so that the settlements are integrated into the city and function as suburbs with proper water and sanitation and electricity supply for homes.
“For that we need to work closely with the landowners of the settlement areas. Identify the landowners so that they will be compensated, so we can issue titles (Land titles) because without landowner compensation it will be very difficult.
For the ward one villages, Mr. Samuel said Pangu Pati also has a modernization village plan for them for the next five years.
In addition to this, the member said the matter of basic services to the suburbs in the electorate is also included in the five-year plan.
Mr. Samuel is looking at improving basic service to the suburbs like fixing the water issues, the road issues and even National Housing Corporation (NHC) title issues for homes, which is an issue a good number of people in the suburbs are facing.
“This is the thing we will do for the suburbs; we will fix your title problems that you are having with the NHC and the Lands Department, and we will bring basic services.”
Samuel had met with the prime minister and reported to him all these matters and the plan was put together to address them, which is what Mr. Samuel is adamant to make sure it happens if re- elected for a full term in parliament.
“So, this is the plan for settlements, this is our plan for the villages of Motu Koita and this is the plan for our suburbs of North- West. So, when we roll it out for the next five years, I am sure all the long suffering will be minimized,” said Mr. Samuel.
The member said all these during the Pangu Pati rally held yesterday in Port Moresby where all Pangu Pati candidates running for the seats in the city and the Central province, attended.
Pangu Pati parliamentary leader and Prime Minister, James Marape, was present at the rally as well to show his full support for his candidates running in this election.