Words and picture by HENZY YAKHAM
Henganofi MP Ferao Orimyo has paid a Highlands based company, Highlands Cable Television K200,000, to erect a communication tower to transmit television signals.
Mr Orimyo said people in the coverage area would be receiving television signals by May this year.
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," Mr Orimyo stressed.
He said currently, 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 and enjoy news and current affairs, educational and entertainment programmes," Mr Orimyo said.