Motu Koita Assembly

3rd MKA hold first assembly meeting

The meeting was held at Pari Village Community Hall.

High on the agenda was the election of the Deputy Chairman, the 2018 Budget and the status of the Assembly’s business arm,Tabudubu Limited.

Member for Kirakira, Arutu Bake, was elected unopposed as the new Deputy Chairman for the 3rd Assembly.

The budget was focused on the members being resourced properly so they can deliver services with minimal challenges.

Dadi Toka Jnr is MKA Chairman-elect

He was declared today after surpassing the absolute majority by more than 390 votes.

The MKA chairman-elect says they have already hit the ground running.

At around 1:30pm a convoy of supporters rallied into the Sir John Guise Stadium led by Chairman-elect Dadi Toka Jnr to be declared.

It was a landslide victory for Dadi Toka Jnr, who was 3,240 votes clear of runner-up, Beatrice Mahuru.

Former Chairman, Miria Ikupu, polled 2,456 votes, 3,756 votes less than Dadi Toka Jnr.

Vabukori Member calls for updated electoral roll

In a statement, Turaho Sevese Morea said eligible Motu Koita voters must be allowed the opportunity to ensure they are listed to vote in the coming Motu Koita Assembly Elections.

“During the roll update exercise in July this year, non-Motu Koita women married to Motu Koitabuans were denied enrolment by Electoral Commission officials,” Morea said.

“This issue has since been clarified by the Electoral Commission but those women denied are still yet to enrol.

2016 Hiri Moale Festival launched at last

The festival is set to be a another crowd pleaser for Port Moresby city residents and visitors and is set to be staged on Friday September 20 and Saturday October 1, this year at Down Town, Ela Beach- the home of the Hiri Moale Festival.

Chairman of  Motu Kiota Assembly Udia Opao on behalf of the Assembly and the Hiri Moale Festival Oraganizing committee apologised for having deferred the launching dates as some of the arrangements were out of their control.