AS major developments and expansion of Munda town are obvious, local residents are sure of associated issues to come and are setting up.
The idea of setting up a ‘Town Committee’ has been exhausted and is being pursued.
The Town Committee to act as a city council will look at major development and other issues within the Lambete town boundary.
A meeting held yesterday chaired (interim) by Jeffery Wickham resolved that active residents have been requested to compose the committee.
Yesterday’s meeting was attended by 15 locals as members of the interim committee, which was made up of former provincial members, government officials, provincial reps, community elders and chiefs where Mr Wickham was the interim chairman.
Munda resident, Brian Beti reported that the committee was required as the township started to transform.
“Since major developments are increasing in the township at the moment, there is no proper body being put in place to look at issues related to development, waste management, proper water and sanitation distribution, and cleanliness of the town.
“That is why it is important to form a body that will be responsible to look after the Lambete station,” Mr Beti said.
He said Munda is declared a town itself apart from Noro, but little attention has been awarded by past governments.
“The people here need a strong council body, not for our own interest but that of the province and the communities.”
Mr Beti added that there is a government administration officer stationed at Lambete but the power that was vested upon the office to look after the township has not been utulised.
“That is why they are organizing the meeting to call for membership in forming a separate town committee.”
He told this paper that the interim committee will hold its next meeting at the end of this month to propose terms of references that will be submitted to the provincial and the national government for further deliberations.
One of the major developments taking place in Munda, Roviana Lagoon, Western Province, is the new runway to accommodate international flights.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA