Hela Provincial Executive Council

Hela proposes two additional electorates

Hela Governor, Philip Undialu, said in line with the National Government’s review of organic laws on National and Local Level Government elections, Hela is prepared to put their proposal through.

Governor Undialu is urging the National Government to accept their proposal given the fact that Hela is a new province.

He said the road networks, power, and health and education infrastructure remains a challenge for the new province.

​Bando still performing PA role

The legal battle over the post of the Provincial Administrator returned to the Waigani National Court on Tuesday where submissions were made by lawyers for Bando and the Hela Provincial Executive Council.

Bando’s lawyer, Anthony Waira, moved his motion seeking interim stay orders against his client’s suspension while Hela PEC’s lawyer, Philip Ame, asked the court to dismiss the entire proceeding.

Justice Leka Nablu heard submissions and reserved her ruling to Friday.  

Court battle over Hela PA post continues

A large crowd of supporters flooded the Waigani National Court precinct today hoping to hear a positive outcome of the case however it was adjourned to next Tuesday.

A number of motions will be heard by the court next week before Justice Leka  Nablu.

They include a motion that was filed by suspended Hela Provincial Administrator William Bando, who is seeking interim orders against his suspension.

Bando files stay application against suspension

The motion was filed soon after the Waigani National Court agreed to review his suspension last month.

Leave was granted by Justice Les Gavara-Nanu after Bando’s lawyers established that there were serious issued to be tried and that he had sufficient interest in the case.

Bando’s lawyer returned to court today and the matter was set for hearing on Thursday.

They will be asking the court to stay his suspension from office. Bando is also seeking restraining orders against the Public Service Minister, Hela Provincial Executive Council and its Chairman Francis Potape.