Left - Students like these from Henganofi High School will be benefit from the new Henganofi communication tower.
Words and picture by HENZY YAKHAM
IT WILL soon be a thing of the past for people in Henanofi district of Eastern Highlands province to travel some 30 kilometres into their provincial capital Goroka to see their favorite television programmes.
Henganofi MP Ferao Orimyo last Thursday (Jan 21) paid a Highlands based company, Highlands Cable Television K100,000 to erect a communication tower to receive television and other telecommunication signals in his electorate.
Mr Orimyo said the transmitter, to be erected at Menehave in the Fayantina Local Level Government area will cover the whole of Henganofi district as well as parts of neighboring Okapa, Lufa, Kainantu and Ungai-Bena districts.
"This is new and important service which the people, particularly those with television sets, will not have to make the one hour trip to Goroka just to see their favourite programmes such as rugby league and other games on TV," he said.
Mr Orimyo said current, many public servants and others have to travel all the way to Goroka to see a game of Australian rugby league (NRL) games.
"The new service will enable people to receive EMTV and Kundu 2 signals," he said.