Chimbu ready to count

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent David Warap said he was impressed with the provincial election team who had been sharing resources, information and have been coordinating well. They all look forward to counting.

Warap said all ballot boxes from the various districts/electorates were received on Wednesday 20 July. Bad weather conditions had prevented the helicopter from extracting of ballot boxes for Karamui and Gumini Local Level Governments (LLG).

Chimbu Police Start Pre-Election Campaign

Simbu Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent David Warap said police personnel in the province are into the third week of pre-election operations. 

They have completed awareness in Kerowagi District and are organising with the respective District Development Authorities (DDA) to conduct awareness in the other districts.
He said while conducting awareness they urged people not to ask for nor receive bribes and avoid double voting during the polling periods. 

The people were informed of election-related offences and the penalties for these offences.

Better Roads Vital For Agriculture

Prime Minister James Marape made this announcement when launching the PNG Cocoa of Excellence Show recently in Port Moresby.

The Karamui Road is one of 66 roads all over the country funded by the Marape Government into rural areas to help move people from subsistence farmers into a cash economy. 

The roads will enable them to move their cocoa, coffee, copra, vanilla and other cash crops to market. 

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NCD Regional counting resumes

Counting has resumed for the National Capital District Regional seat.


Moresby South counting officially begins

Counting for the Moresby South seat has officially begun.

New security measures for ballot papers in Simbu

Provincial Election steering Committee chairman, Joe Tunda Nao, says the committee came up with the stamp for security measures.

Nao explained that the use of this stamp consumed a lot of time which resulted in the polling being deferred from yesterday to today.

“We have to do quality checks on all the ballot papers and stamp them before sending them to the polling venues.

“The same stamped ballot paper must be returned and not others apart from that.”

He added that the teams are ready to be dispatched to remote areas in the province.

VIDEO: Simbu receives ballot boxes

Simbu Province has already received 4 containers full of ballot boxes and other less important materials. 


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Tribe mourns teacher’s death

The deceased is Julie Tokam, wife of the former police and correctional services commissioner Henry Tokam.

Julie passed on at the Angau Memorial Hospital (Lae) last week after an illness.

Her body was taken in a convoy to Wandi village, 5km west of Kundiawa, on Sunday.

Thousands of mourners from within the district and the neighbouring Jiwaka Province have arrived in Wandi since Monday to pay their last respect.

Late Julie was laid to rest yesterday while the Narku tribe will host a feast to commemorate her death later this week.

Huge landslide in Chimbu leaves 400 families homeless

The 5.9km landslide has affected many families whose livelihood depend on food crops grown within the proximity of the disaster site.

Mt Porol experienced its worst landslide in 2010 in which the magnitude of the devastation extended 9km downward towards Warasimbu, causing widespread destruction of homes, food gardens, fish-ponds, coffee gardens and other cash crops.

The magnitude of the disaster was assessed by the Provincial Disaster Office. The assessment was reportedly valued at K104 million.

LOs cashing in on landslide

Travelers determined to pass the landslip area are being charged a toll of K2 per individual.

CEO of Kombre and Associates Lawyers, Martin Kombre, who passed through the landslip area over the last couple of days, tells Loop PNG that apart from the toll, there are also other fees for cargo as well as carriers.

Govt yet to get details on landslide

Speaking to Loop PNG during the deployment of joint security personnel, he said the Government has not received news or information on the landslide occurring over the weekend at Guo outside of Kundiawa, in Chimbu Province. Once they do, they will act accordingly.

The landslide at Guo, which is five minutes from Kundiawa Town, Chimbu, completely shut off the highway yesterday (Saturday) after continuous rain.