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Subject: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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larsen
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 09 2008, 08:25:05am

Moving Enga Forward: An Option

in consideration of existing literatures, a major economic development objective is to create wealth. man has tilled hectares of land, sailed in stormy nights across continents, torn down mountains and dug up sand deserts, cleared jungles, and swam deepest oceans. endlessly, man has been engaged in these activities for creation and accumulation of wealth to be a little bit better than yesterday.

the congregation of such industrious man has seen the created of some of the most wealthiest and powerful nations of contemporary times. what does enga has not that these nations had had when they were in current enga time? comparatively, geographical factor seemingly ticks out but it’s trivial. Enga has almost all essential resources to attain greater development status.

an integrated enga economic development plan, which advocates the construction of a highway from enga to the wewak/vanimo ports, redevelopment of enga-tari (shp) highway, rehabilitation of enga-whp highway, and construction of all feeder roads in the province, be accepted and approved by the enga provincial government. all the five open electorates support this plan with commitments.

[a note; all the students from the high schools and tertiary colleges, who benefit from the provincial government’s education subsidies, be deployed to implement this proposed integrated economic development plan; construction and rehabilitation of highways and roads during the holiday periods. all engans support through donations; a few coins and in kinds (accommodating students/workers in target areas and provision of food). Hence other sources be employed as well.]

Many literatures demonstrate that without such effective and efficient (road) transportation, many development papers do have very little value. furthermore, political stability/unity at all levels in enga is pivotal; major determining factor for the results of this proposed economic development plan or others. One open electorate member’s independence is not acceptable; individual efforts may seemingly be rosy and pleasing but these are superficial and with not substances; just playing in the shallow minds.

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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larsen
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 23 2008, 01:57:20am

does anyone have access to enga provincial government's five (5) or ten (10) development plan/strategy? do the open electorates (wapanmanda, wabag, laigiam, kandep) have such development plans? are they still planning or are the plans still in the pipeline/tunnel. do the province or its electorates need such development plans.

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In Doubt
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 23 2008, 02:45:19am

Hope so!!!!!!!!!

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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Eagles eyes
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 23 2008, 06:54:38pm

Larsen,
the idea seems bright from my own point of view. I suggest if you could draft it as a proposal and submit it to the Enga Provincial Goverment. I am sure if academically qualified and professionals are in the so called Geeen haus/Ipatas Centre and serving the interest of Enga people then this idea wont be neglected.

At this times we need such strategices to catch-up with the advancing world. I hope EPG has a team that plans and implements development strategies for the province. Such ideas can be bonus to the team and a realistic one for the entire Engans.
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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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K-kembosTange
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 23 2008, 08:54:08pm

The idea is there. The Provincial Development plan is there but no money. National Budget is there to carry out these plans but During the 2007 National election people got money from the candidates who are now the MPs of those electorates in Enga. Those Money from the National Government is to recover their expense during the National election. May be, wait for next election.

olsem, Mhee piiyap leloo...

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[> [> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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larsen
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Date Posted: Thu, Jul 24 2008, 10:33:32am

if there is a long-term development plan for enga and/or the electorates, please link me to a copy and/or it/their source(s)(could be helpful for other forum members). in regard to your second thought, brethren, this issue is eroding the essence of democratic political representation but it can be eliminated (before being fully culturalized in the political spectrum in any time frame: i promise you that).

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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Engan Lenge
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Date Posted: Sun, Jul 27 2008, 07:59:28pm

Larsen, Good cultivated thought. Its important you've realised transportation plays a major role in development, and truly it does. Developmental issues of Enga should be paramount in every planning aspect if there is a visionary leadership. When we do rural transportation plans, we look at the options of how the people will access essential government services like health and education, whether to bring the service to the people or provide means of accessibility. We, transport economist belief that the development and economical activities of a country and for this matter Enga depends largely on a good road network. Again, you don't need to be an economist to know this.

This sort of discussion calls for attention and contribution from all engan professionals and elected members alike. I've called for a creation of Engan Thinktank where topic of discussion can be put forward and selected papers can be presented. Both engan elected members and professionals can attend and summarised agreed points can be submitted to enga provincial government for possible consideration and implementation. We need to involve elected members if we want to address such developmental issues, so that they create ownership of such policies.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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larsen
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 29 2008, 01:59:38am

i hope we are still growing to be come transport economists, don't we?

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[> Subject: ENGA: K25.0 million for dsip_working team


Author:
larsen
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Date Posted: Sun, Aug 03 2008, 07:00:19pm

Moving Enga Forward:

“Moving Enga Forward Working Team”
the enga provincial government (epg) and the enga provincial administration (epa) form a team called ‘moving enga forward working team’. the team comprised of senior epg and epa officers from various sectors such as economic, political, social, law and justices, tourism, rural fresh produce, sports, health, education, rural policing and council authorities, etc. total officers should be about 15. the provincial administrator chairs the meetings, to be conducted bimonthly to develop development plans for all sectors of the district and wabag town.

all the existing and newly sector administration report to the senior officers to the team, who then report to the working team. the epg and epa should work their plan in closer consultation with the each open electorate members to ensure greater degree of cohesion and correlation in development plan ensure coordination over time, to avoid scope for overlapping and unsupported activities; which would lead to dissipation of limited resources and plan fiasco.

each district administrators and the enga provincial administrator report to a higher committee comprised of enga governor, as the chairman, and all the open members of the development processes.

this working committee should oversee that such facilities are established; however, the order of priority is important to determine which project are done prior to others; establishing strength and sustainability in chain of development plan.

(a)community policing

the working team should ensure that all the districts have police stations and a minimum of 7 police officers stationed to attend to duties. The plan should ensure that housing and vehicles are provided. Allowances are incrementally increased. This project allows the projects below to proceed.
(b) all the development projects funded by the national government called district services improvement programs:
(1) district education improvement programme
(K1.0 million)
(2) district health improvement programme
(K1.0 million)
(3) district law and order improvement programme
(K1.0 million)
(4) district transport improvement programme
(K1.0 million)
(5) district water and sewage improvement programme.
(K1.0 million)
*these funds are allocated in 2008 budget: Departments of Treasury and National Planning

enga has 5 districts so it means that there would be about K5.0 million spent in each district to develop 5 different services. a total of about K25.0 million to be spent spent in enga for these projects; this opportunity should not be jeopardized because the enga/ people of enga need. No person; could it be governor, open members, engan super consultants, engan intellectuals, crooks, conmen and conwomen should come in between to jeopardize the process. THE ENGANS NEED THESE PROJECTS AFTER MANY YEARS OF ------------------------??????????

we all should be aware that all funds are different from the enga provincial government budget from which each district have their own allocations.

It is a must that the engan people of all districts deserve to see five different projects in each district regardless of their sizes or scopes.

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Full Support
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 05 2008, 06:20:13pm

This is truly supported.
(should a mafia be formed to eliminate the non-performing engan politicians an autocrats (in the province))

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larsen
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Date Posted: Fri, Aug 08 2008, 09:24:26pm

i think this is not needed.

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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Date Posted: Mon, Aug 04 2008, 01:51:27pm

The National Newspaper: Monday, 4 August 2008
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District development vital
DISTRICT-based development in PNG is powerful and important. Therefore, the Government should consider improving the living standard of its people, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals, Prof Jeffrey Sachs said. During a public lecture at the University of PNG recently, Prof Sachs said communities in districts needed basic health care, infrastructure development, electricity, water supply, clinics, primary and secondary schools, and communication among others. He said rural connectivity to all these projects indicated lifeline sustainability and it would also boost PNG’s economy. Prof Sachs said most of the time the Government had failed to implement its goals and objectives that were strategised in the Medium Term Development Strategy.
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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


Author:
larsen
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Date Posted: Sun, Aug 10 2008, 09:46:02am

Enga Province needs the development infrastructure projects to attain a widely spread increase in wellbeing of all engans. Projects like the kandep wheat project, wabag water supply project and hagen-porgera highway project have been supported well by the people thus, people enjoy their benefits equally.

The issue raised by the departmental secretary for national planning and monitoring is true in other parts of the part and would be existing in smaller scale in enga. it is better for the entire engan population that such issues be not practised by engans; it belittles the engans in all perspectives and thus, projects are thwarted-missing the valuable services.

any common issues between the project and people be solved amiably without any stop to projects.



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The National Newspaper; Friday, 08 August 2008

Lelang calls for aid workers’ safety
By SAMSON KENDEMAN
NATIONAL Planning and Monitoring Secretary Joseph Lelang has said that the safety of Japanese aid workers in PNG should be protected to ensure smooth implementation of their activities to enable their contribution to be effective.
Mr Lelang said this in light of Japanese personnel, who were engaged in the implementation of certain projects over the past few years, had encountered problems with criminal elements.
He said aid project personnel would not come to PNG to implement projects if criminals continued to threaten them.
Mr Lelang was speaking during his department’s policy consultation meeting between the governments of PNG and Japan in Port Moresby yesterday.
“Our Government will ensure that police and other law enforcement agencies are informed in advance to protect the lives of the aid personnel,” he said.
Mr Lelang thanked the delegates led by first secretary of the Embassy of Japan Takeshi Fujimura for their continued efforts and commitment in contributing to the development of PNG so that the rural majority could benefit.
The meeting was the sixth since 2003 where vital information was exchanged between the two countries.
The meeting highlighted PNG’s development issues, its economic situation, Japanese development assistance policy and priority areas.
Mr Fujimura said the Embassy of Japan hoped that through the consultation meeting, it would further assist in the economic development of PNG and the bilateral relationships between them would be strengthened.
He said the government of Japan would continue to support and provide assistance to the efforts of the PNG Government to develop the country and its people.
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[> [> Subject: Re: Commentary Letter to the newspaper


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larsen
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Date Posted: Sun, Aug 10 2008, 09:53:56am

this is a sample of the commentary letter sent to the The National Newspaper for tomrrow's paper.

if such issues relating to projects appear, the enga provincial government and enga provincial administration should be instituted administrative structures to solve them. i mean that epg and epa should always have a section taking care of such problems.

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A coordinated Approach to Supporting Development Projects in Papua New Guinea

I concur with the appeal of the Departmental Secretary (Messer Joseph Lelang) for Department of National Planning and Monitoring that the people of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea regarding personnel safety for aid workers, which appeared on your paper, under the title: ‘Lelang calls for aid workers’ safety’, on Friday, 8 August 2008.

Over time, many essential development projects have been funded and/or implemented by many countries, domestic and international institutions, citizens and overseas individual friends. These development projects serve the prime objective to ameliorate the social, economic and political wellbeing of the entire population which then, contribute to giving a re-newed sovereign image of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

It would be rather unacceptable and diplomatically incorrect, in all perspectives, for some peoples of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea to become egotistical in hindering the implementation of such projects temporary or permanently by mainly imposing threats deliberately to the personnel security and safety of domestic and overseas aid workers.

This incorrect perception and other created structures have been chronic though little efforts have been exhibited to eliminate them through instituted administrative structures.

Among many existing efforts, it would be optimal to increase awareness of the objectives of the development projects to the peoples of the project areas over time and facilitating a mechanism for settlement of such opinionated conflicts of interests of the people by the Independent State of Papua New Guinea through its public service; with much involvement from the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.
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[> Subject: Re: Can an Engan Re-vitalize Toursim in Enga


Author:
larsen
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 12 2008, 12:46:58pm


Can an engan lead to re-vitalizing the tourism industry in enga province when uncle sam is the minister. A wapenmanda, wabag, liagam, kandep, porgera or maramuni guy can take the initiative.

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The National Newspaper; Tuesday, 12 August 2008

PX a major hindrance to tourism, says Abel
By ANDREW ALPHONSE
THE national flag carrier Air Niugini is a major impediment to tourism development in the country, Minister for Culture and Tourism Charles Abel said.
Mr Abel said this in Tari last Friday during the launch of the Tari basin tourism development strategy plan.
He said tourism in PNG had a potential to bring in huge revenue for the economy but some factors hindered its growth.
“One of these impediments is Air Niugini and the kind of services it provides,” he said.
Mr Abel said Air Niugini enjoyed a monopoly but posed a problem for the travelling public and tourists, especially due to rising air fares, flight cancellations and delays.
He said there was a need for the Government to allow competition with other airliners so that services could improve.
Mr Abel said rising fuel prices, poor infrastructure like roads, airports and wharves, bad publicity and law and order problems were also hampering tourism in the country.
He urged the people of the Hela region to preserve their unique culture, including the famous Huli wigmen dance that had become an icon for tourism promotion.
Mr Abel said the land in Tari and Hela was filled with oil, gas and other minerals but they were non-renewable and would one day run out while tourism, if properly developed, would sustain the economy for a long time.
Mr Abel also presented K30,000 from the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) to Hela Tourism Promotion and Development Authority.
Tari-Pori MP James Marabe and his joint district budget priority and planning committee allocated K50,000 to support tourism programmes in Tari and Hela.
Southern Highlands Governor Anderson Agiru promised another K50,000 to support the work of the PNGTPA in Tari and Hela.

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Author:
Eagles Eyes
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 12 2008, 10:49:40pm

It seems to me that the current EPG's intiative to promote tourism EP is blindfolded with on man's greed in involving low profile cronies to promote liquor buisness with so- called guest houses and lodges without interest in promoting tourism rather adding fuel on to buring Enga. I wonder if EPG have strategies to hinter the prolong obstacles towards tourism development in Enga province.

I suggest if EPG can start with tourism planning and awareness strategies at this stage. Its even embrassing to note that our leaders in Enga cannot emphasis much on the potential of tourism in Enga which has a promising future for every Engans.

Must know that Tourism is sustainable and Its eveyone's business

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There's a loophole that needs latest strategists

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


Author:
tony
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 12 2008, 11:34:23pm

Guys, great comments, great ideas but???. Sadly, it's better said than done. Enga will change and move forward only when our very people in the village and cities change. The way forward is to get our people in the village to vote proffessionals like you and I who are millionaires in knowledge to get elected instead of millionaires from stolen money. These very leaders have already planned how to disburse their handout, mate, K5M is nothing compared to what some of these MP's have spent???

Please do not take me wrong, I have no intention to discourage up and coming leaders. All I am saying is in order to move forward or implement these great ideas, you have to get our 6 MP's to agree to use the money, sapos nogat, em nao???.

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Author:
Engan Lenge
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 19 2008, 08:40:40am

Even if politicians run out of money to give every essential services they promised during elections times, the secret is give the people roads and bridges. Agiru is a man of vision and he talks little and reveals plans in action. If this trend of leadership continues in SHP for the next 10 years, SHP will be 20 years ahead in development compared to other provinces.

Engan Action Govenor??????? Action in What???? Estimated 90% of Engan still sleeping with pigs in the same huts. Engans are being deprived of rightful essential services and are dying in poor health and poverty. Poor Leadership!!!!! God Bless Enga.

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[> Subject: AA & SHP/IP & ENGA ??


Author:
larsen
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Date Posted: Mon, Aug 18 2008, 08:06:14pm


The National Nwspaper: Monday, 18 August 2008
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Agiru set on developing infrastructure in provincef
By ANDREW ALPHONSE
A BRIDGE building programme was launched last week in the Southern Highlands province under Governor Anderson Agiru’s plan to connect all the districts in the province by road.
The programme is worth K4 million and will be implemented over five years.
Mr Agiru said he believed an improved road network would enhance economic activities in the province and provide better access for people to market their produce.
“We will build good road networks and bridges in the next five years so that people have better excess to sell their garden produce and improve their livelihood.
“We will build more roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The province has gone backwards in the last 10 years and we have a lot of catching up to do,” Mr Agiru said at the launch.
However, he reiterated his earlier call to people in the province to “own these developments” coming into the province by refraining from unnecessary compensation demands and maintaining law and order at all times.
He asked the people to develop a sense of responsibility in looking after those public infrastructure and developers that come to invest and develop the province.
Mr Agiru announced the construction of steel girder bridges for Kapia and Kirapo rivers in the Pureni area in South Koroba.
Hornibrooks PNG Ltd has being contracted to build these bridges as well as six others at Pori, Lapea river in Margarima, Hulia, Piwa and Ayane rivers in Tari district.

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[> Subject: ENGA PROVINCE GOVERNMENT AND SSG


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larsen
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 19 2008, 02:28:45pm

Porgera Gold Mine and Enga Provincial Government

I have mentioned some aspect of the Tax Credit Scheme of the Progera Gold Mine. The enga provincial government is also allowed to comment on the determination of tax credit scheme programme.

the enga provincial government and the enga provincial administration are not performing is in regard to this issue is :
(a) the enga provincial government and the enga provincial government cannot develop a economic development plan for enga province. their non-performance is reflected in the ado-hoc operations they lead and also the ccurrent development stage of the project.

-any provincial government can fund free eduaction programme. this programme is supported mainly by the special support grant from porgera gold mine to the enga provincial government.

-any provincial government would have erected a centre such as ipatas centre. this centre is funded by the funds of the province; all engans own that building and strictly, it is wrong to call it a ipatas centre-which narrows the ownership notion but, at large, it is not owed by peter ipatas. the fund to erect that building did not come out from peter ipatas's own pocket money. but credit to him and his advisors, the idea was from them.

(b)because the enga provincial government and enga provincial administration cannot develop a enga economic development plan, the province operates on an ad-hoc basis. the enga provincial government and the enga provincial administration will not be able to effectively and efficiently conglomerate the projects of the district service improvement programmes (dsip), projects from the tax credit scheme (tcs), projects from the electorate funds (district support grant (dsg)), the special support grant (ssg) from porgera gold mine to epg, projects enga provincial government annual budget, projects from the national government under different sectors, projects from donor agencies.
if this aspect of the project funding mechanism is explored, you would be really ashamed to see such a very ulgy choatic array.

there is not economic development plan for enga that states all that i have mentions. there is thus, not clear alignment, cohension, intergrity, credibility and respect in this aspect of the province. the province is all over the place. the mandatory trust and electoratoral support of the people of the enga province is not being heard, prioritized by the enga provincial government, enga provincial administration.

where is the enga provincial government and enga provincial administration taking the people of enga to from five years now. (hope enga is not aken to a brothel for arse whip).

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Enga Provincial Government and Special Support Grant

The enga provincial government, under the memorandum of understanding among the enga provincial government, independent state of papua new guinea, the landowners, and barrick/place dome porgera gold mine, receives about 2 per cent of the total support package called special support grant which amounts to about K5.0 million per annum. If you multiply K5.0 million by the number of years the porgera gold mine would in commerical operation; that is how much was given to enga provincial government.

frankly, you would hardly see any project been funded from this special support grant from porgera gold mine to the province. where doe the enga provincial government put all these funds to. i assum that ipatas centre, wrongly named, and the bsp building have been funded from the ssg. however, where is all the millions of kina which rightfully belong to the people of enga: the wapenanmadas, the wabag entrals, the laigams, the porgeras, the kandepans, koipiams, ambuns and the maramunis.

the national department of national planning and monitoring informed that about K25.0 million was released to the enga provncial government in special support grants mid-2007; please where the funds which rightfully belong to the people of enga.

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


Author:
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Date Posted: Mon, Oct 27 2008, 04:24:17pm

Very happy being an engan.

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[> Subject: Re: Moving Enga Forward: An Option


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Date Posted: Wed, Nov 05 2008, 08:01:15am

Larsen, i totally agree with you on economic planning. A nation, province, individual or a group without vision will always dissipitate or perish.

What Enga province needs now is to provide opportunity for the people to generate cash from whereever they are. People dont have to migrate to cities and towns to look for money. If money generating economic activities are on their land, i dont think the people would be migrating to cities and towns of the country to survive of bettel-nut money. What Enga province needs now is to test certain aspects of cash generating agriculture activites, which would be sustained for a life time. The Porgera mine will shortly come to a close when all the ore is mined. What next after that?

Yes school subsidies are paid, etc. But a wise man once said, "dont feed someone with fish all the time, teach him how to catch fish and he will be satisfied for a lifetime". Moral of this saying still stands out. If the province has to move forward, the provincial government has to look for ways to encourage the people into cash crop production, carrying our studies, researches, that would be geared towards finding suitable cash crops that can be produced throughout the province. This would then encourage people to work the land, hence earn cash in return. Provide markets for such products and encourage a fluid cash market in the village. I have seen provinces like ENB change within few years. People have become well off and they have resorted to the land. Cash is readily available, when they work the land.

Economic planning in the province should start from such a program where most of the population can benefit and dont migrate to cities to sweat their guts out selling bettelnut. Engans selling bettelnut in cities, sweating it out, trying to make a living, living in the settlement with no water, no toilet, becomes a sad story. Enga has very furtile land, nice flowing rivers, fresh air and clean environment, but people have to give-up that to seek cash in the cities and towns of PNG. The provincial government should do something about this.

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