Michael Moro said this during the swearing in of the Goilala District Development Authority (DDA) board members including William Samb who was elected chairman on Saturday at the Tapini station.
“This has not been experienced before and all the leaders here are happy because it is an experience for us to monitor service delivery.
“This is the first DDA here in the district and we thank Samb, who is the DDA chairman.”
Samb said with the DDA board, they wanted to bring more basic services so that the people can live a decent life just like any other Papua New Guinean.
“Goilala is not a criminal or rascal community … we want to change that attitude, tap into new development approach to bring the Goilala district forward,” Samb said.
He said the Goilala district administration was currently in a clean-up exercise and was serious about bringing the district forward.
Samb said in the past, there were no financial reports submitted to the Department of Implementation and Rural Development and Finance and Planning for compliance.
The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by officers from the Department of National Planning Implementation and Rural Development, police personnel, district public servants, school children and villagers from all three LLGs of Tapini, Woitape and Guari.