May 26, 2017KIRIWINA-GOODENOUGH
BY LEONNIE WAYANG
Basic government services like health, education and infrastructure are continuing programs that leaders have to implement.
Kiriwina-Goodenough MP, also Minister for Forest, Douglas Tomuriesa, said it is not so much the completion of these programs but their maintenance.
“We have started a lot of programs and I’m confident of coming back to continue these programs; not so much on completing them but to keep them going like health, education programs and infrastructure development programs in the electorate, which are important.”
“You cannot complete those programs, those are continuing programs,” he said.
“They are government-funded programs, and all they needed is leadership to keep
them going,” Mr Tomuriesa said.
“I’ve done what I had to do in the last five years. Sometimes you cannot do everything in one go, but we’ve started off somewhere.”
Mr Tomuriesa said when he took office in 2012, there was no five-year development plan available.
“I found there was no five-year development plan.”
“So the first thing we did was work on a five-year development plan; and based on this development plan, we were able to achieve some of the things that we have done.”
“If you look at my election poster, the 10 policies I have basically covers the five-year development plan itself.”
“Last year, I revised the five-year development plan, and it’s now a 10-year development plan,” he added.