Aust and NZ to help Electoral Commission

PNG Electoral Commission is currently putting in place a national logistics plan and procurement management process for the 2017 elections with the assistance of Australian and New Zealand Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The national logistics plan is going to be the master plan for the procurement and distribution of election materials across the country during the elections.

“It encompasses the polling schedules, transportation cost, election materials and costs including the procurement of big named items and their distribution to the provinces, districts, LLGs and even down to polling stations at ward level,” Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato said.

He said the first draft of the national logistics plan was out and discussed at the Roll Update workshop for Election Managers and Assistant Election Managers in Mt. Hagen last week.

From the K400 million allocated by The National Government in 2017 National Budget, K127 million will meet the expenses of logistics during the 2017 National Election.


Charles Yapumi