By Aloysius Laukai.
The new member for South Bougainville, TIMOTHY MASIU plans to change the image of South Bougainville in his time as the people's representative in the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea.
He told New Dawn FM that since his election to parliament he realized that South Bougainville has remained stagnant due to lack of priorities of activities that can trigger positive developments in the Southern region which he said has a potential to be a lead player in economic activities on Bougainville.
He said his immediate plan now was to fix the communication system so that the people can be able to know what is happening in the region with regards to the referendum which is set for 15th June, 2019.
MR. MASIU said he was also looking at fixing economic feeder roads throughout South Bougainville to make sure produce from inland can be taken to the markets.
He said for Buin town, he wants to make sure the PNGPOWER is run on a 24hour basis and that water and sanitation is fixed for the town.
MR. MASIU also said once the number of beds are increased in all the Guest Houses and Home Stays in Buin he would like to Buin airstrip to re-open.
He is now encouraging Business houses who are interested in the Tourism business to look at investing in this area.