Thousands gather to welcome governors

Thousands of students and residents in Enga gathered at the Ipatas Centre to welcome the Highlands governors for their conference.

This conference will be the first in the Highlands region where all seven governors of the Highlands provinces gathered to discuss issues in the region.

Host Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, when giving his official welcome speech, said this meeting is very important for the development not only for Enga but for the other provinces as well.

He said now is the time to change and do away with other law and order issues.

The three main agendas that will be discussed at the Governor's conference are: Highlands Highway (up keeping and security); Law and order (Illegal gun ownership) and Inclusive Economic Growth through agriculture to alleviate poverty.

The Governor's conference is currently underway.

(Governors and leaders in Enga Province)

Freddy Mou