Sports facilities not for use for political campaigns

All sport facilities and complexes will be closed during the campaign and election period.

This is to avoid any political campaigns and rallies to be held inside these sporting grounds.

Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko says the PNG Sports Foundation Board chairman and management team have made the decision that no government sporting facility will be used for political purposes.

“All intending candidate will not be using these facilities for political gain or campaign and that decision is final.”

He says once these facilities are used for political campaigns, there will be a lot of rowdy people and rubbish and they can’t afford the facilities to be damaged or misused.

“A blanket no-go on all sporting facilities in the country for political purposes as these facilities were built for sports and that’s how we want to keep it,” Tkatchenko said.

Annette Kora