Juffa calls on Government to reconsider nomination fees

Oro Governor Gary Juffa has called on the Government to reconsider the K10,000 proposed nomination fee for intending candidates in 2017 National Elections.

He said the increased nomination fees will no way improve the quality of leaders in Parliament.

Juffa told Loop PNG that instead a vetting process should be put in place to screen applicants and ensure that credible leaders with a high sense of patriotic fervor and morals and ethics be encouraged to run.

He said anyone who had a criminal past with a conviction should immediately be disqualified as should those involved in scams and inquiries who had not had their names cleared by the justice system.

Governor Juffa stated that as it was, anyone who had money was running and there was a trend in people buying their way into parliament and doing everything possible to enrich themselves  while  their people were left out.


Freddy Mou