Gamato satisfied with electoral roll update

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato has expressed satisfaction that electoral roll update field work is gradually gaining momentum in a number of provinces throughout the country.

He said provinces that are well ahead include East New Britain, East Sepik, West New Britain, Milne Bay and Central.

“While these provinces are taking the lead in their enrolment activities, I strongly encourage others to follow suit by completely conducting their four levels of cascade training of returning officers, assistant returning officers, enrolment agents, ward enrolment committees and data processing officers,” Gamato said.

“In East New Britain, Kokopo completed roll update field work and elector data processing is in progress while Rabaul and Gazelle are progressing with enrolment field work.

“Pomio district will start field as soon as it completes training for its enrolment agents and ward enrolment committees."

Meanwhile, in East Sepik, all enrolment field work materials have been received by the electoral office in Wewak and dispatched to the returning officers and assistant returning officers. This is to conduct training for their enrolment agents and enrolment ward committees.

The training was completed in October 14, 2016, and they are now preparing to start enrolment field work in the province.

The province is awaiting training of its data processing officers and checkers pending confirmation from PNGEC ICT and Operations branch in Port Moresby.

The provincial data centre will be located in Wewak.

Picture source: PNGEC website. 

Charles Yapumi