A delegation from the Tewai-Siassi District of Morobe Province visited the Kairuku and Hiri District headquarters in Central province this week to learn about the dual administrative systems of the electorate.
Seven ward councillors from Siassi LLG are part of this delegation headed by Tewai-Siassi MP Dr Kobby Bomareo and officials from its three LLGs, district administration and senior officials from the Morobe Provincial Administration.
“This is a fact finding mission to learn about the systems of administration and governance structures and challenges of the two respective administrations under the Kairuku-Hiri electorate,” says Dr. Kobby Bomareo.
The Tewai-Siassi MP says the dual administration system will empower Siassi LLG in seeing efficiency in basic service delivery to the people on the island.
“From the findings we can base our assessments and make critical decisions towards establishing Siassi LLG as a subdistrict and adapt dual administration under the Tewai-Siassi electorate,” says Dr Kobby.
Dr Kobby also thanked Central Province Governor Robert Agarobe and Central Provincial Deputy Administrator Social Services Peter Simbakua for providing assistance and support during the visit.
Kairuku-Hiri MP Peter Isoaimo thanked the delegates for visiting Bereina station and Mirigeda in Gwarumemase village, Central Province to understand the dual administration system.
Mr Isoaimo says his electorate is one of the biggest in the country with a population of more than one hundred thousand people and covering a land mass of more than ten thousand square kilometres.
“Administratively I have two district administrators or CEOs who financially draw out from one budget allocation of K10million DSIP allocation,” says Isoaimo.
The Tewai-Siassi delegates also visited the, Central Provincial Government Headquaters and Vulupindi House and were addressed by the Department of National Planning Secretary Konnie Samuel and Attorney General Dr Eric Kwa.
“Your roles at the village and district level is very important in contributing towards the national development goals and visions of this country,” Secretary Samuel told the delegates.