Motu Koita Assembly Elections

MKA election funds released

The Government has released K1 million while NCDC has released K500,000.

Preparations for polling are now on target.

Commissioner Gamato said ballot papers have already been printed and delivered to the Commission for sorting and dispatching to the office of the Returning Officer Terence Hentinu.

He said the Motu-Koitabu roll has 16,741 registered voters.

The roll was also finalized this week and printing has commenced.

Voters will cast their votes next Wednesday, October 3.

Landowners pay for candidates’ fees

They paid for the current Member for Kirakira Seat, Arutu Bake, and new candidate for the Motu Koita Assembly Chairman’s Seat, Dadi Toka Jnr.

The villagers conducted a wheelbarrow push at Kirakira to raise the funds themselves.

An overwhelmed Dadi Toka said: “The gesture of other villages mobilising to pay for candidates from another village is rare in the Motu Koita Assembly elections. However, this is a true display of an emerging and united Motu Koita.”