By James Apa Gumuno
THE coordinator of Tipinini Kairiki law and order restoration committee in Enga’s Porgera district claims the Porgera Development Authority (PDA) has not delivered any tangible developments to the people.
Nickson Pakea said some of the developments reportedly initiated by the authority in a full-page paid advertisement by chairman Nixon Mangape in The National last Tuesday were non-existent.
Pakea said one example was, Mangape’s claim that the PDA had built a road from Tipinini to Taiapoko which was not true.
He said no such road had been constructed and a coffee project had been abandoned because there was no road to transport its produce.
He said the people knew too well for the chairman to mislead them through such media reports.
Pakea said since the establishment of PDA, millions of kina had been given by Barrick Gold Ltd and the national government in grants but no developments had been delivered.