2017 PNG National Election

Konga nominates to contest Jiwaka Regional seat



He is an independent candidate vying for the seat currently held by the incumbent Dr William Tongamp.

The total number of candidates who contested for the regional seat was 52, previously 48 candidates.

Konga said he wants to develop the province from his administrative skills as a former CEO of Boarder Development Authority and other senior positions he held in the public sector and private.

His supporters created a convoy with buses and trucks from along the Highlands Highway to Kurumul Provincial Headquarters

VIDEO: Candidate takes a stand for settlements

TVWan News spoke with Joe Saraga a self-employed citizen who talked about his plans if elected into office for improving the lives of the community especially those in the settlements.

VIDEO: ESP ready for the elections

TV Wan News was in the province earlier this week to speak with officials about the progress taking place.

30 candidates for Golilala Open

This seat had many candidates in previous elections.

But with the close of nominations on Thursday, only 30 were confirmed to have nominated from the 40 intending candidates who filled out Form 29.

Draws were done yesterday at Konedobu, witnessed by candidates and supporters.

The table below shows the candidates and the ballot box numbers they have been allocated to this election.

NCD Regional candidate box numbers

Draws have been done and the table below shows your candidates and the ballot box numbers they have been allocated this election.

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Jibby Hogade Isapi

O’Neill: Government confident with work done

In support of the Peoples National Congress Party candidate Michael Malabag in his nomination today, O’Neill said Papua New Guineans don’t judge them for the good work that they’ve done.

The PNC Party leader said there are too many lies out there and too many rumours that are being spread about PNG being mismanaged.

“If we are mismanaging the country, why are we still building roads, airports, hospitals, funding the districts, paying school fees and continuously funding the health system in the country?

East Sepik police finalise areas ahead of polling

Provincial Police Commander Peter Philips tells PNG Loop that his command will be meeting with the provincial electoral officers to go over the final logistical and set up of the polling sites.

From this meeting PPC Philips says that he will venture to give the final brief to his personnel who will go into full swing of operations come the polling period.

Presently the province is quiet with no major election related law and order issues to report.

East Sepik police happy with community

Provincial Police Commander Peter Philips told PNG Loop that people have been orderly and  are going about their business as usual  and supporting their candidates that are nominating.

PPC Philips says he is motivated that the province is ready to carry out the 2017 elections given the positive start so far.

Meantime, Philips adds that the current police manpower will be boosted come the polling period.

Lone female candidate to contest NCD Regional

She will be up against 37 male candidates, including sitting Governor Powes Parkop.

Veronica Marmei from Chimbu Province, is a journalist by profession. She has been in the field for 23 years since graduating from the University of PNG. Marmei says now is the time for a God fearing nation and took the stand in politics to make a difference.

With her motto being “to serve God first, others second and self last”.

Meet me at the elections: Powi

He has instructed his lawyers to file law suit against the media house and the candidate who made malicious statements against him.

Regional candidate for Southern Highlands,  Joseph Kobol in a media conference on Tuesday raised allegations against Powi on misuse of funds.

Kobol said he filed a complaint in 2013 stating alleged misuse of public funds intended for projects which never translated on ground.

The money, he says, is part of the K45 million break-up of petroleum funds allocated and released for Southern Highlands.