While Isabel Province is Celebrating its Second Appointed Day on 02ND June 2014, on the theme of “Living together in peace and Harmony.
The people’s Right & Power Group of Maringe/Kokota Constituency of Isabel Province has strongly condemned a recent media statement claiming that the Buala/Haevo road project was an initiative by Honourable Varian Lonamei.
The statement was made by Mark Havimana.
The group’s spokesperson described the report as totally lacking facts and misleading.
Samson Aumae of Buala said that it was surprising that Mr. Havimana a strong supporter of the current MP for Maringe /Kokota, Hon. Lonamei, had saw it fit to capitalized on the project and told lies to the public especially the people of Maringe/Kokota constituency just to advance their own political interests.
According to sources from the Isabel provincial government, Mr. Aumae saidthat the Buala/Haevo road project was an initiative by the Isabel provincial government (IPG), which includes Kamaosi and Allardyce road projects, and not by Honourable Lonamei as claimed Mark Havimana.
Mr. Aumae added that the IPG had allocated funds ($162,195.00) for this particular project under its capital budget for infrastructure development in 2013 and work on the road had since started, reaching only as far as Maglau village.
He said that for this year 2014, the IPG had again allocated $140,000.00 to continue the project with an understanding made between IPG and the Central Government under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, which would provide $400.000.00 worth of fuel for machineries to construct the road and IPG to provide the machineries under its own arrangement with an Asian company currently operating in the province.
The People’s Right & Power Group of Maringe /Kokota Constituency would like to see intending candidates for the upcoming national general elections and their supporters to campaign clean and not to tell lies to the people as what had done.
Meanwhile, the spokesman, Mr Aumae said that continuation of work on the road project would not commence as might be expected.
This is because an agreement made between the IPG and chiefs of villages along the stretch of road, to compensate fruit trees and garden sites that would be affected by the road construction is yet to be settled.
However, he said, if Hon. Lonamei and his supporters intends to assist on the project, then they should talk with the IPG in order to assist in the over-all costs of the road project rather than making false claim.
“Because as far as the Maringe/Kokota People’s Right & Power Group is concern, their current MP has never contribute any funds yet to the project.”
By Charles Fox Lemoa