​Where is the Jiwaka provincial treasurer?

​Polling officials in Jiwaka are yet to get their training due to the absence of the Provincial Treasurer, who is believed to be in Port Moresby at this time.

According to the Election Manager, the training for polling officials and the presiding officers was scheduled to be conducted a week ago.

Jiwaka Election Manager Rossie Pandihau is pleading for the Provincial Treasurer to return to Jiwaka as soon as possible to release the funds allocated for the training. 

She says the training is vital for the 900-plus polling officials, including the 300-plus presiding officers and assistant presiding officers, so they understand the process well before being deployed to polling sites.

Polling in Jiwaka is scheduled on the 30th of June.

Pandihau asks that the Provincial Treasurer be present at the Provincial Headquarters and prioritise the election claims, as such delays will affect the Provincial Electoral Schedule.

Meanwhile, she has confirmed receiving the ballot papers over the weekend.

The containers containing the ballot papers will be opened and distributed a few days before polling.

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Charmaine Poriambep