PAPUA New Guineans believe that an improved road network - especially in rural areas - is the key for all forms of development to fall into place.
This certainly proved to be true in the Tsak Valley of Wapenamanda in Enga Province.
Through went a new K27 million road and up sprang the new permanent high covenant homes, trade stores and chicken projects.
Buses began to run along this road and the people travelled in comfort. No more bouncing around on Dyna trucks.
And once the road was sealed and electricity supplied to the adjacent villages, the area began its transformation along with the livelihood of the people.
Even a hotel was built by lawyer Michael Kambao, a local man from the Yanuni clan of the Yambaren tribe. He is the Provincial Legal Officer of the Enga Provincial Government.
It does not make great commercial logic because Michael built the hotel in his village of Wapidis far away from the district headquarters of Wapenamanda, the Okuk Highway and Wabag, the provincial capital.