Koni Iguan

Court dismiss Markham election petition

Petitioner Genewe Ganzik had submitted that Iguan’s declaration as MP-elect was unconstitutional as the ballot boxes were burnt before counting was completed.

Presiding Judge Justice Dr. Vergil Narakobi emphasized that the petitioner could not establish the following facts;

Markham Village Applauded

The people of far-flung Intsi village, in Morobe’s Umi-Atzera Rural LLG, are a rare breed of people who work hard to bring service into their community.

So far, they have manually established their road network, built an elementary and primary school and are well on their way to achieving the “smart village” concept with the building of 10 modern homes.

Markham MP is new Deputy Speaker

Iguan in his maiden speech acknowledged the outgoing Deputy Speaker, Jeffery Komal, for his exceptional leadership and invaluable contribution to the National Parliament, especially to the Office of the Deputy Speaker, in the past two-and-a-half years. 

He said the transition and process used to appoint him by Parliament as the new Deputy Speaker was a demonstration of a vibrant democracy and Papua New Guinea’s maturity as a nation in the last 40 years.

PM assures Tutumang on Wafi-Golpu Project

O’Neill said the Government will ensure the Tutumang, legitimate landowners and other key stakeholders participate in the project agreement discussion of the Wafi-Golpu Project.

He said this when questioned by Markham MP, Koni Iguan, on the Morobe Provincial Government’s refusal to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the State and developer Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV).

The Markham MP asked the Prime Minister to explain the recent events surrounding the Wafi-Golpu Project and the refusal of the Tutumang to sign.

Housing minister responds to eviction query

He believes these evictions are being arranged by those with vested interest.

In parliament yesterday – the first sitting for 2018 – Minister Kaupa said a Ministerial statement is due in a couple of weeks on the internal investigations he recently gave directions for, in various parts of the country.

The Minister for Housing was responding to questions raised by Member for Markham, Koni Iguan, regarding serious housing evictions imposed on several families in Lae, Morobe Province.