Social Sector

Transforming and improving people’s lifestyles from a position of backwardness into an acceptable level of prosperity and development remains at the heart of the EPG for attainment during the remaining 40 years up to 2050.

To ensure the province reaches this broad objective, the Social Services division will be required to play a significant role in guiding development and policy implementation in targeting poverty alleviation through improving access to much-needed services by the populous under the framework of a stable and sound environment.

As is the way now, education and health hold the keys to empowering and facilitating the rural masses to come out of poverty. It is therefore in this regard that we anticipate seeing overall improvements in our socio-economic indicators.

The way forward in achieving the above would be through increased stakeholder participation such as NGOs, churches, youth, and women groups.

Under the above broad framework, the division would undertake functions and responsibilities pertaining to law & order, health, education, and community development. Further given the fact that the HIV AIDS epidemic is no longer a health sector issue requires concerted efforts from all sectors in addressing this issue.

Twenty-five years of stable leadership and consistent administrative machinery have resulted in EPG attracting more foreign government and NGO donor agencies to invest in all sectors in the province. ’This has been our strength and a Key strategy for addressing our development agendas.

Chief Sir Peter Ipatas,GCL,KBE,MP
Governor, Enga Province