Hon. Grand Chief, Sir Peter Ipatas, KBE, GCL, MP, Member for Enga Provincial and Governor for Enga Province has given assurance that the Enga Provincial government will provide the Ombudsman Commission with a piece of land to build a permanent office and residences in the provincial capital Wabag, Enga Province.
He said this during a meeting with a delegation from the Ombudsman Commission who were in the province to open the new Highlands Western-End regional office in Wabag, Enga Province. The office will bring the services of the Commission to the people of Enga, Southern Highlands and Hela provinces.
Chief Ombudsman Richard Pagen who was part of the delegation made known the Commission’s intention to buy a piece of land within the provincial capital. The land will become the Commission’s asset to build the necessary infrastructure to assist in effectively serving the people of the region.
The opening of the Western-End office fulfils the Commission’s vision to be more accessible to the people and the Commission would like to ensure that the Commission looks after its officers working in the region so they can be more effective in delivering the services to the people of Enga, Southern Highlands and Hela.
The Ombudsman Commission is planning to build one permanent office building and at least residential houses to accommodate staff.
The Ombudsman Commission delegation also included Ombudsman Kevin Kepore and other senior officers of the Commission who were welcomed by Governor Sir Peter Ipatas and his Provincial Administrator Mr. Sandis Tsaka along with their Provincial Assembly members.
The meeting was to discuss the planning of the launching of the new Western–End office.