Obviously you are not from back page as you prophesized to be. If you are, you would not have questioned the economic gain that exists in the back page of Madang.
The Simbai area is known for its coffee and gold. During the peak coffee season, up to 4 planes (Caravan Cessna/ Twin otters) fly in and out of Simbai airstrip daily Monday to Sunday for coffee charters. That excludes other airstrips in the Simbai area. WHP has been gaining millions over the years from taxes generated from these activities alone. Isn’t that an economical gain for Madang?
What about the gold & nickel mines in Bundi as well as coffee. There is also timber, cocoa, copra in the Ramu valley & recently some oil drillings too.
Look at what is happening in Madang. Mining companies are building their own road systems including bridges into back page Madang (Ramu Nickel & Marengo Gold). Timber companies are doing the same.
What economy do you need to have to prompt delivery of government services & development into the back page of Madang??? Maybe a thriving steel industry?
Why do I have to wait for development to trickle down from Madang? It has never happened and will never happen because Madang does not have it to give it. Ol “long long” & “qualified leaders long ting ting na save tasol”, filled with notional thoughts that there is no economical gain from the back page, pulap na ino mekim samting stret.
Back pages know how to create economic sustainability on a small scale without the main tool (road). Give it to us and we will take care of the rest ourselves.
Jim, being from bush, who lives in the city because he has to, will give us that tool this time around….nogat, yes, bush will be bush…