Simbu Governor

Chimbu Governor given heroic welcome

Celebrations from Goroka through to Chimbu over the long weekend followed Dua’s second declaration by the Waigani National Court as the duly elected governor for Chimbu, after a judicial recount was ordered from a successful election petition filed by former Governor Noah Kool.

Following a judicial recount on Friday May 24, 2019, the National court declared Michael Dua as the Governor for Chimbu.

He was given a heroic welcome by the people of Eastern Highlands and Simbu when he touched down at Goroka airport last Friday.

Governor concerned with college appointments

Governor Michael Bogai Dua told media recently of his dissatisfaction over the appointment of the principal for Simbu Teachers College, and before that, the setup of its board of governors.

He said these appointments were an abuse of the Education Act where it says the agency, in this case the provincial government, has the power to nominate principals and deputies and a chair of the governing council.

The Simbu Governor said it is a manipulation of a government institution and is not in the best interest of the people of Simbu.