2017 PNG Election

300 PNGDF personnel withdraw from security operations

The first group left Mt Hagen on Thursday while the remaining will leave today.

Farewelling the first contingent of soldiers yesterday, Joint Task Force 1 Operation Commander, Major Adrian Soti said he was pleased with the overall performance for his team during the polling in the Highlands region.

He described the polling in the highlands region as peaceful and not as violent as compared to the previous elections.

Kumai committed to helping his people

Freddie Kumai said for too long the people of West New Britain, especially Talasea electorate have been neglected and have missed out on spinoff benefits from the oil palm industries.

"We have been missing out and it's about time we take back what is rightfully ours.”

 "It is our birth right and we must take it back," Kumai told the people at Valopu village.

Contesting under the New Generation Party, Kumai said school drop outs and family will be his main concern if he wins in this election.