Motu- Koitabu poll funds needed

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato is gravely concerned over the non-receipt of funding needed to conduct the Motu-Koitabu assembly elections.

In a public statement released, Commissioner said he was disappointed that the Commission has yet to receive 900 thousand kina from the National Government and 600 thousand from the National Capital Commission.

He has now made a call to the National government and NCDC to urgently release the 1.5 million kina total funding to conduct the elections.

The Motu-Koitabu elections were now into the second week of campaigning, but ballot papers have yet to be printed because there are no funds.

Writs were issued on August 30, with polling to commence on Wednesday October 3 2018.

Commissioner Gamato said that PNGEC has formally written to both governments for funding and was still waiting.

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