2022 NGE

Manning Thanks Community Leaders

Commissioner Manning said following the initial outbreak of violence a week ago, security forces have been working closely with candidates and supporters, and with community leaders to prevent any incidents.

“We thank all of those who have pitched in to work together and plan for a peaceful conclusion to the election in the National Capital District,” Mr Manning said.

SHP Aims To Complete Counting Soon

Highlands Western End Commander, acting Assistant Commissioner John Kale said counting in the province is progressing well, however, he has received police intelligence reports of an alleged build-up of firearms within Mendi township

The meeting comprise of the Provincial Election Manager Alwynn Jimmy, the Quick Response Force Commanders, Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Daniel Yangen and the electoral officials in the province to strategise on how we can fast-track the counting. 

Ipatas Arrives To Rousing Welcome

Sir Ipatas who is the leader of the People’s Party has retained his seat with a winning majority of 172, 652 votes surpassing the absolute majority of 140, 220 votes.

Among the crowd of students were final year UPNG Medical Students. 

They cheer, “The father of modern Enga”, applauding him for the new state of the art hospital which they anticipate to serve after they complete studies.

Sir Peter Ipatas travelled in from Wabag with the Returning Officer to deliver the return of writs to the Electoral Commissioner.

Wong Leads After Box 36

Upon completion of box 38, which is the last box for Toma Vunadidir LLG, counting officials returned to count boxes 14 and 15 for Inland Baining LLG that was disputed last Thursday by scrutineers for seal issues and put aside.

Box 38 contained votes from Baie, Vunararere, Tamanairik 1 and 2. Quality check of all 38 boxes is expected to take place soon.

The top 5 candidates after primary counts are:

Sir Julius Gives Gap In Lead

As of yesterday at 6pm after quality check from the Kavieng LLG, Lovongai LLG, Murat, Tikana, Konoagil, Matalai, Nimamar, Sentral Niu Ailan and Tanir LLG, the incumbent member was in the lead with 31, 749 votes. 

Indigenous Liberation Party candidate, Moses Makis has so far received 16,591 votes. 
Only female candidate for the Provincial seat, Rhody Paut from Tandis village in the Sentral Niu Ailan LLG has so far received 2,115 votes. 

WNB Ready To Deliver Elections

He said the provincial command has in place policing strategies to provide the security overlay required by the PNG Electoral Commission and the people of West New Britain.

Inspector, Iara commended Police Commissioner David Manning for trusting the various police commands to deliver the country’s 12th National General Election.

He said, “After all, this is not new and the police together with its sister disciplined forces have delivered 11 national general elections for the country so far.”

Partners Encourage True Democracy In Elections

The Civic Awareness Information Workshop brought together key provincial election stakeholders, including Eastern Highlands Electoral Commission Office, Provincial Administration and the Goroka Police to provide updates on their preparations for the 2022 National Elections.

Participants at the workshop included members of various civil society organizations in Goroka: YWCA Goroka, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Helping Hand Youth Honey Producers, Tribal Foundation (Soundhouse Consulting) and Caraitas PNG.

General Election Coverage

The media plays a vital role in running successful elections, particularly in a democracy where information should be shared for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Today, PNG NRI’s third presentation in the seminar series on the preparations of stakeholders for the 2022 National General Elections (NGE) included, National Broadcasting Corporation Managing Director, Kora Nou.