Peter Isoaimo

Kairuku-Hiri wants erroneous payment rectified

The concern surfaced in parliament this week and Finance Minister Charles Abel was asked to clarify exactly when it will be fixed.

Local Kairuku-Hiri MP Peter Isoaimo said the issue of the K1.95 million DSIP funding was first raised with former Prime Minister James Marape, when he was still Finance Minister.

New Central Province LLG announced

The Vanapa-Brown LLG, which was officially announced yesterday as the newest LLG in the Central Province, was welcome news for the local MP, the LLG president as well as other relevant delegates.

During a small but significant ceremony, LLG president Haoda Rogea, who was clearly delighted by the news, noted that it was a great step towards the needed development boost in Central.

The president highlighted that it was a timely move.

Locally-produced milk expected in 2018

Operators Innovative Agro Industry PNG Ltd have been delivering sustainable agriculture projects throughout Papua New Guinea.

Recently, Member for Kairuku-Hiri and Shadow Minister for Lands, Peter Isoaimo, visited the world-class Ilimo Dairy Farm.

Ilimo Dairy is partly owned by the people of Central Province, given that the provincial government sits in the Kairiku-Hiri District of Central Province.

Isoaimo maintains stance on split

Isoaimo said this during his address at the swearing in ceremony of the Provincial Assembly for the Open Members and Governor yesterday.

He said he will continue to push the agenda for the separation of his district and asked for the support of the Provincial Assembly.

He added, this must be the last term for a ‘Kairuku-Hiri’ titled MP, and the next election should have two separate seats.

Meanwhile, Isoaimo said Prime Minister Peter O’Neill gave assurances during the last parliament for the split to be looked at.

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Isoaimo questions Duma’s appointment

Peter Isoaimo said Hagen Open MP Duma is yet to answer to his people on the alleged land deal at Manumanu, where a K46 million transaction to relocate the PNG Defence Force took place without proper process.

In a statement, Isoaimo said a commission of inquiry was promised to his people but then downgraded to an administrative inquiry.

Peter Isoaimo declared as Member elect for Kairuku Hiri Open

Isoaimo was officially declared by Kairuku Hiri Returning Officer Tabu Vaira today at Bomana CS.

He was escorted to Bomana by the National Alliance Party leader and Member elect for Aitape Lumi Patrick Pruaitch and three other NA MPs.

Isoaimo signed the Writ witnessed by supporters, counting officials, electoral officers, security personnel and the media.

He thanked the people of Kairuku Hiri for having the trust and confidence in him and giving him the mandate to lead a full five year term after he was elected during the bi election in 2014.

Peter Isoaimo retains Kairuku-Hiri Open seat

Isoaimo reached the absolute majority of 18,011, polling a total of 20,589 votes after exclusion 25.

Rival Paru Aihi of People's National Congress Party polled 15,432 as his final vote count.

Isoaimo will be officially declared by Kairuku-Hiri Returning Officer Tabu Vaira at Bomana CS this afternoon.

This will be Isoaimo's second term in Parliament.

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Counting: Kairuku Hiri progressive result- after elimination 19

After the 19th exclusion of Bernard Koae, Isoaimo is ahead on 14 357 votes.

1647 votes from Koae were distributed among the 8 remaining candidates.

Results for the top five after elimination 19:

1. Peter Isoaimo (NA): 14, 357

2. Paru Aihi (PNC): 11, 108

3. Steven John Manai (Pangu): 7,362

4. Scott Boio Morata (Indept): 5,510

5. Gabriel Nicholas (PPP): 5,218

The absolute majority now stands at 27,992.

The total votes distributed so far is 6526 and the total exhausted votes is 1,364.

Counting: Kairuku Hiri progressive result – after elimination 18

Counting officials stopped counting over non-payment of their allowances, however, they decided to resume today after they were assured that payment will be made.

After elimination 18, National Alliance candidate and incumbent Member Peter Isoaimo maintains a steady lead.

After the 18th exclusion of Jimmy Anio Aniawa Anio, Isoaimo is leading with 14,054 votes.

1332 votes from Anio were distributed among the 9 remaining candidates.

Results for the top five after elimination 18:

1. Peter Isoaimo (NA): 14 054

2. Paru Aihi (PNC): 10 721

Land advocate questions Defence Minister’s statement

This was the statement from Motu-Koita land advocate and former secretary for the Department of Information and Communication, Henao Iduhu.

“All customary landowners in Manumanu-Pinu, Central Province, were never alerted nor consulted and thereby the land was acquired in breach of the Land Act 1996,” argues Iduhu.

Iduhu asked why the Member for Kairuku-Hiri, Peter Isoaimo, did not act in the interest of his constituents earlier to put a stop to this illegal land grab.