Program was rejectedJuly 3 2011 at 9:38 AM
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Response to Re: Bringing People to Goods & Services
Just to let you know, the Vision 2050 people designed an intervention program to do just that, bring the services to the people.
It involved developing 69 Service Centres (89 Districts, less the towns). A minimum service delivery requirement was put together which involved the following:
1. 20 policemen each
2. 12 medical staff, including 2 docters
3. min 12 hours power supply, water supply
4. 140 ps houses
5. 1 functioning high school & primary school
6. 1 functioning health ctr
7. 1 bank, post office (encompassing the District Treasury Rollout)
8. transport links
9. communication links
All up there were about 20 minimum requirements needed to facilitate service delivery in the area. A management structure involving the churches, private sector and district would manage the program.
It would have cost PNG, K2.3 b to set this up over a 5 year period.
National Planning and Treasury rejected the proposal outright.
The idea was that after services were being delivered at least within 1 hours travel for most citizens, the next step would be to encourage small business, cocoa, coffee, fishing, etc to take advantage of the services and organically, with sustained support lead to the development of a growth center.
The existing districts would be the sites used to do this. In many cases, PNG would only need to upgrade the existing facilities.