23rd April 2017.
Kosipe valley had the opportunity to have its VSAT service with the other Farming Projects officiated by their local MP Hon William Samb.
Accompanying the Open Member was the CEO of Manolos Aviation Jurgen Ruh and Airborne Logistics Pilot Todd McNahon to this event.
Kosipe valley has its place in the history books both on the archeological front and the human resource development front for Goilala.
Kosipe is said to be the first site of human settlement dating back 50,000 years when Australia was connected to the Island of New Guinean to what’s is known as the Continent of Sahul.
Kosipe also was the first site where Catholic missionaries settled after landing into Yule Island back in the 1880s. Catholic missionaries headed inland from Yule Island and Kosipe was one place they settled after Fane and Ononge.
The sun rose that morning to send its beautiful rays over Kosipe and the locals dressed up to the occasion to witness that launching.
Joel Neva with Tood McNahon officially opened the Potato, and Strawberry with Super Talapia and Common Cup Fish Project.
While Manolos Aviation CEO Jurgen Ruh with Central Provincial Police Commander Asi Laimo officially opened the VSAT service. Coming with this VSAT service is the voice for telephone and extension of TV signals – EMTV and NBC. It also has the option to extend data service for the internet.
Speaking on behalf of the people of Kosipe, Joel Neva requested the MP, if he does return as the MP for Goilala after the NGE2017, to purchase a tractor with a ploughing component with tools – spades, forks, knives – to enable the locals to farm their fertile valley.
Photos and story – Goilala District Blog.