One candidate running for the Rigo open seat in the Central province is adamant to see a change in the District which he said has gone backwards post-independence as a result of poor management and a lack of proper leadership. That candidate is Mr. Dickson Guina, the former Secretary of the Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs.
A veteran himself of the public service, having served over thirty years in handing matters of provincial and district affairs, he told crowds at a recent PNG Party rally at Kemabolo village in Rigo that it is time now to vote in a leader that has a vast and intimate knowledge of how the system works, so to bring about the changes, developments and services to the district, which have been lacking in the past forty- six years.
“We are lacking a good leader, a leader who has a dream, a passion for change, and a vision for the future generation.
”Guina told the crowd that if elected into parliament, he plans to turn things around starting off by transforming the district capital, Kwikila into a major commercial hub where it can bring in the much needed revenue for the district through business and agriculture.
He also plans on further improving education among the vital service in the district, so to have a school of excellence that would generate well and highly educated young people from the district that would serve the district, the province and the country as a whole. Mr. Guina plans on doing all that by putting to good use the K10million District Support Improvement Project (DSIP) funds parked in the District Development Authority (DDA) office each year for developments and services for a district.
With his wealth of experience in the public sector and dealing with local level government affairs of districts in the county including Rigo, Mr. Guina further assured the people that his is the right man for the job.
“I want to make Rigo one of the model districts in the whole country, I want to make Kwikila an economic hub,” he told the people. “Be serious about voting this election, it’s about change. You vote a leader who can bring change.”
Meanwhile Mr. Guina, who is running as an independent candidate, was invited to the PNG Party rally yesterday at Kembolo village by the Party Leader and Opposition Leader, Belden Namah. Mr. Guina was there amongst other party and independent candidates and PNG Party candidates running for the various seats in the Central province, including the regional seat.
Although it was a PNG Party rally, all other candidates were given their opportunity to also talk to the crowd where Mr. Guina took the opportunity to address the people.