Nakime calls for help on Barola Community centre
EASTERN Highlands Deputy Governor Joksy Nakime has called on key business houses and other stakeholders to help with the establishment of a community centre on the Barola Hills.
Mr Nakime said the provincial government has worked tirelessly in addressing the criminal activities and, he hoped other parties should assist in the process.
"I am calling on large companies in the Highlands to heed our plea. As a provincial government we have set the pace. It is time for others to assist us," said Mr Nakime.
He has urge trucking companies, oil and gas, mining and other provincial governments to assist in the exercise, adding that the Highlands Highway was the country's economic life line.
Moreover, he added that the Eastern Highland provincial government is handicapped with the limited resource, and additional help would help sustain the progress so far.
He said police statistics have shown that there have been fewer hold ups since the establishment of the facility, although he believes, there is potential to stop the practice completely.
Mr Nakime said a container has already been placed there and workmen are adding the final touches to its interiors.
"We need to have tanks, electricity to be installed here. Once these facilities are up and running, police will be permanently based there," said Mr Nakime.
He also praised the Barola community and the Law and Justice Sector for working together with the provincial government in realizing this.
Mr Nakime added that the community ownership was very important because it showed their seriousness in ending the bad stigma labeled against them.
The Barola effort has been a key example of the law and justice sector, community and the provincial government all working together in addressing the issue.