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Komal sworn in as DDA chairman

The ceremony was witnessed in Nipa last Wednesday as the DDA Chairman urged all to make Nipa-Kutubu a model for change.

It’s his second term as the member for Nipa-Kutubu and the support displayed last Wednesday was an indication of the belief the people had in their member to effectively deliver.

Taking a walk through the district station to Nipa’s Treasury office where the swearing-in took place, the member was flanked by the district’s 5 LLG presidents and DDA members.

Komal appointed Deputy Speaker

Komal was nominated by Finance Minister James Marape and was seconded by Education Minister Nick Kuman.

The Opposition also nominated John Simon. He was nominated by Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil, seconded by Sinasina-Yongumugl MP Kerenga Kua.

After the secret ballot papers were distributed, Komal collected 57 votes while Simon collected 47.

A total of 104 secret ballot papers were distributed.

Meanwhile, the Parliament been adjourned to Sept 26 at 2pm.

Deputy Speaker proud of women in Practice Parliament program

Deputy Speaker, John Simon welcomed all 45 women intending to run as candidates in the upcoming 2017 National Elections took to the State Function room to participate in a mock session.

The women spent the last week under taking training and skills development on both policy and parliamentary issues ending the training by standing up in a parliamentary setting, debating public policies and legislation for the first time in the history of the National Parliament.

Acting Speaker Aide Ganasi, collapsed and died

Wabag MP Robert Ganim informed Loop PNG of his death.

The Office of the Member for North Fly also confirmed his death.

The body is currently at the Pacific International Hospital, waiting for the Prime Minister to view his body before it leaves for the Funeral Home.

More update to come…