​Governor-General Bob Dadae

Ballot papers to arrive this week: Gamato

The ballot papers are printed in Indonesia.

Gamato, in a brief to Governor-General Bob Dadae, said printing of writs for all the electorates is now underway and will be ready before April 20th, 2017, when the GG officially issues the writs.

He said the Governor General will sign 666 writs, and about 2,000 candidates have expressed interest to contest the national elections.

Balance your physical and spiritual needs: Governor-General

He made statement during the launching of a Christian Fellowship program for staff of the Office of the Governor-General for 2017.

The annual Government House Christian Fellowship program was initiated by former Governor General Sir Paulias Matane in 2004.

“We all need three basic necessities to stay alive (food, water and air). We must add also our spiritual sustenance. Just like the three necessities of life, without spiritual sustenance we will not be able to perform well and give our best service to others and God,” the Governor-General said.