Eastern Highlands Provincial Administration

K100,000 for disaster provinces

EHP Governor Peter Numu, accompanied by provincial administrator Samson Akunai and other leaders, committed K100,000 under the EHP Government Disaster Office for this worthy cause.

Upon arrival at Mendi town, Governor Numu and his team were received by acting Provincial Disaster coordinator Peter Wari and community leaders.

Numu said the province and the country are undergoing tough economic situations so they brought the little that they have from their hearts to their brothers and sisters who have been badly affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

EHP vows to support government services

Acting administrator Samson Akunai made this known during an end of year parade in Goroka today.

He said next year, he will allocate some funds to look after those core functions, despite the fact that it’s a government obligation.

"They are within our province and they are providing government services to us," he said.

Member for Unggai Bena and Minister for Lands and Physical Planning, Benny Allan, also shared similar sentiments.

Bogus claims flooding EHP administration: Allan

Benny Allan, who is also the Unggai Bena MP, said most of those claims are bogus and should not be entertained.

"There have been so many unnecessary claims flooding the administration. Why is that?

"Those funds could be used for both national and provincial functions,” said the Minister.

“I am ashamed of such claims and we need to stop this nonsense.”

He said the recent impasse has caused a lot of instability in the province and the extra claims have caused a lot of uncertainty in the administration.