David Arore

O’Neill: Arore's actions not PNC-endorsed

Outgoing Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said this in a press conference at Government House yesterday afternoon, after he was asked to comment on an incident at the Tropicair terminal involving the former MP.

He was asked if the PNC condoned violence and approved of the use of armed policemen to force newly declared politicians to join their camp.

Arore comes clear on decision to challenge Juffa

The two-term parliamentarian and People’s National Congress member will face Governor Gary Juffa and 29 other candidates in the June National Election polls.      

Juffa is also the party leader of the People's Movement for Change party.

“I guess this is the million dollar question, everyone will be asking why I switched from the Open seat to the Regional seat,” Arore said in an interview yesterday.  

“I decided that, I will make my shift after being in the government and politics for 10 years.

Government to carry out heavy trucks inspections

Minister for Transport Malakai Tabar made this announcement today in Parliament.

He was responding to Ijivitari MP David Arore who questioned the safety of the heavy trucks after the recent road accident in Northern Province that claimed 13 lives on January 19, 2017.

Tabar said the government is concerned and will be carrying out the inspection in the near future.

“We will inspect all the trucks and make sure to check their road worthiness and whether they met all criteria to operate on the road.”

Oro leaders to meet with Higaturu over K50m demand

The relatives of the deceased in the road accident are demanding K50 million from the company.

Ijivitari MP David Arore told Loop PNG this morning that the company has been neglecting the people of Oro for years and not paying compensations whenever their vehicles were involved  in accidents.

“The people have shown their grievances and demand the company this amount because of the company’s neglect in paying compensations.”

Aore and Sohe MP Delilah Gore will be leading the team to negotiate with Higaturu oil palm.

Popondetta town comes to a standstill

Ijivitari MP David Arore told Loop PNG other group of people from Kokoda are still making their way to town also to look for answers on the incident.

He said main shops and other business activities in town are currently close as hundreds of people converge to the Popondetta General Hospital seeking for answers.

He said Sohe MP Delilah Gore and himself will be talking to the people at the Police station regarding the incident.

Of the 29 passengers on the PMV truck, 13 were confirmed dead while 16 are currently admitted at the Popondetta General Hospital.

K1 million to be given to Oro learning centre

The centre which is a former campus of the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) will receive the funding promised to it.

Minister for Higher Education, Research and Technology, Malakai Tabar, said this to Ijivitari MP, David Arore, when queried about the funds and if the institution would be ready by next year.

“My Secretary has given instruction to the Vice Chancellor of UNRE to return the funds that were parked under UNRE to transfer it to the department then the department will look at allocating that K1 million to Oro Campus,” said Tabar.

Juffa and Arore take over Parliament session

In today’s Parliament session, Juffa really screamed on top of his voice telling Arore to shut up after he (Arore) disrupts his questions to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

Juffa was asking about a commission of inquiry into the awarding of Djoko Tjandra’s citizenship that was spearheaded by the former Attorney General Kerenga Kua.

“Can the Prime Minister explain what has happened to that inquiry?” Juffa asked.

“Will it be tabled and is there a possible conflict of interest between the current Attorney General Ano Pala and Tjandra?”

Arore wants water reservoirs installed in Popondetta

Arore stated in Parliament today that Popondetta is affected every year, since cyclone Guba in 2007, with rain affecting the dam and water pump.

He called on the Minister for Public Enterprises and State Investment William Duma to explain if Water PNG has plans to establish permanent reservoirs in town.

Arore also asked if there are plans in place to relocate the water plant as the current location is always affected by flooding. 

In response, Duma said he has not been briefed by Water PNG about the problem existing in Oro.

Council yet to make decision on UNRE campuses

Minister for Higher Education Malakai Tabar revealed this in Parliament today.

He was responding to questions without notice from Ijivitari MP David Arore.

The UNRE Popondetta campus is situated in Ijivitari electorate of Northern Province.

Arore questioned why the UNRE Popondetta campus did not accept students this year and when the campus will be given to the province per the ministry’s decision.

Tabar responded that he is waiting for a decision from the UNRE Council because it is an independent body.

Juffa flays Arore’s hot air

Governor Juffa stated that the efforts targeted all illegal businesses and illegal business activities and those illegally stealing land and resources.

He specifically highlighted the sale of expired imported goods and goods labelled in a foreign language and the employment of expat workers in positions reserved for Papua New Guineans.

Governor Juffa stated that the Oro Provincial Government would be financially supporting Oro-owned retailers to operate retail outlets and encourage SMEs with microfinance projects.