Eastern Highlands Governor

Governor calls for probe into EHP funds

Peter Numu made this call after the recent arrest of a businessman in Goroka who allegedly misappropriated funds intended for a coffee project.

“What concerns me now is the alarming amount of money not reaching my people of Kainantu since 2012.

“Who gets it is not my concern, but why people are not benefiting from what is rightfully theirs is a great concern to my Government of Eastern Highlands Province.”

It is alleged that K5.9 million was misappropriated by a businessman intended for a coffee project in Kainantu.

ESP Governor applauds Numu

Bird applauded Eastern Highlands Governor, Peter Numu, for showing exceptional maturity.

“For the last 18 months, I usually talk about the struggles that we face in the provinces,” stated Bird.

“We have three levels of government that are constitutionally anchored and within those structures, we are supposed to run our country.”

However, Governor Bird and other members of the Opposition, including Numu, said these structures are not respected.

EHP Governor crosses to Opposition

Numu made the move after he did not get a favourable response from Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Charles Abel, regarding coffee farmers in his province.

In a media conference, the Opposition members welcomed Governor Numu and made a bold statement that many more are joining them.

Governor Numu said his move is for the good of his people and not for his own personal gain.

“I have been observing what has been going on with the current Government and cannot just sit there but will make a move.

“My move to the Opposition was for the good of my people.

K18m Goroka market redevelopment

The contract was signed on November 15th at Government House between Secretary for Works and Implementation, David Wereh, and China Hu Wei representatives.

Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu said the redeveloped market will be a gift to the people and especially mothers of East Highlands Province, who have had to put up with the market’s current status over the years.

“This market is for the good of our simple people. Not for us the politicians and business people. It’s a gift to our mothers and our people back in the province.

NGCB donates 1000 sewing machines to EHP Women

The training anticipates to cover all eight districts of the province. This will see women groups from each district to work closely with the Office of the Eastern Highlands Governor to deliver the program.

The National Gaming Control Board realized the importance of the program and has donated one thousand (1000) sewing machines worth over K300, 000.00 to assist with the training.

Eastern Highlands Governor Honorable Peter Numu received the donation today in Port Moresby. The sewing machines will be used for training women in enhancing their sewing skills.

EHP Governor gets tough on illegal claims

Numu said most of these proposals request for funds to build fish farming, road maintenance, poultry and piggery by few individuals without proper documentation and authorization.

In his endeavor to clean up Eastern Highlands Province and the desire to build a fiscally responsible environment in the province, Governor Numu said past indications revealed that funds released this way have no fruition of the work accomplished, and only few benefit from it.

Businesses in Goroka to be investigated

Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu says he has already discussed with relevant authorities and has come up with an investigation team to look into issues faced by locals. This includes investigating salaries.

In an effort to weed out corruption in Eastern Highland Province, the Governor said it’s about time the Government does the right thing and fight for what rightfully belongs to its people.

He said many companies are operating illegally in the province and have used local people as cheap labour.

EHP Governor clarifies looting spree claims

In a media conference today, Governor Peter Numu clarified that it was not a looting spree as claimed but an agreement between the shop manager and himself.

“I am not that stupid to tell people to just go in and get good at their own will.

“I have an agreement with the shop manager and we agreed for the people to get goods worth K5,000.”

He said these were just mere allegations to tarnish his name and reputation.

“When we went into elections, all of the candidates go against me and this is one of their tactics in spoiling my name,” says Governor Numu.

Hand over management to Water PNG: Maru

Planning Minister Richard Maru gave the task to Peter Numu after responding to his questions in Parliament yesterday.

Maru pointed out that the current concern of the government in regards to the issue with the Goroka water system is in light of APEC meets earmarked for the Eastern Highlands provincial town.

He said Goroka is the only town in the country that has its water supply controlled by the town council.

“I have written to the Governor to convince the town council and hand over the management of the water supply to Water PNG,” stated Maru.

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Numu says while the case is before the Court, that will not affect his responsibility as the Governor for Eastern Highlands Province. 

 

Charmaine Poriambep with more