THE people of Nipa in the Southern Highlands Province will have increased access to healthcare services with the opening of the Nipa District Hospital, and proper and more efficient electricity through rural electrification program.
The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, opened the new hospital and electrification project in Nipa on Thursday.
Thousands of people converged on Nipa Station from Mendi, Kutubu and the neighbouring Hela Province to witness the opening.
“We are delivering infrastructure and services right around the country, especially to rural and remote areas,” the Prime Minister said to thousands of people at the opening in Nipa,” he said.
“Our country has changed so much for the better in the past five years, and we will keep delivering.
“Access to better healthcare through new hospitals is a priority for our Government, as is the delivery of more electricity to our people. These services are not just for the urban areas, but for all Papua New Guineans.
“In the next Parliament our Government will keep delivering for our people. We have been doing this for the past five years and with the support of our people and Members of Parliament this will continue.”
The chairman for Nipa 1, Robin Tuna, speaking on behalf of the people of Nipa, thanked the government for removing the bottlenecks in Waigani and decentralising effecting service delivery right down to the provincial and district levels.
“You and your government have managed to withstand the test of time and continue your good work of service delivery throughout Papua New Guinea.
“We, the people of Nipa, hereby urge our neighbouring Ialibu-Pangia brothers and sisters to re-elect Peter O’Neill as your MP so he can gain even more support from our local MP, the Honourable Jeffrey Komal, and our vibrant Governor, the Honourable William Powi, on the floor of Parliament after the 2017 national elections,” Mr Tuna said.