Only elected Ward Members will be paid: Deputy PM

Only ward members who are elected by the people will be put on the Government payroll says Inter - Government Relations Minister Sir Leo Dion.

Sir Leo who is also the PNG Deputy Prime Minister was responding to a supplementary question from Anglimp South Wahgi MP Joe Koim in Parliament this morning.  

 Koim asked if ward members in councilors and presidents failed LLG Elections will be paid because some are acting in that position.

Sir Leo in a short response said: “The simple understanding is that they cannot be recognised and cannot be paid by public funds, they must be elected (by the people).


Charles Yapumi