Rural airstrip for Koroba-Kopiago

Four airstrips will now undergo RAA’s restoration and maintenance program beginning this year.

These airstrips are Wanikepa, Kopiago, Fugwa and Auwi.

The MOA was signed by RAA CEO, John Bromley, and KKDDA Chairman Johnson Tigi last Friday, May 4, in Port Moresby.

On hand to witness the occasion was the local MP and Minister for Immigration and Border Security, Petrus Thomas.

Thomas said the partnership is very timely and will serve those remote areas and cover all four LLGs in the district.

Gamato receives writs for Ialibu-Pangia and Koroba-Kopiago

Gamato confirmed that, these brings a total of four writs returned so far following declarations in the during this election.   

A total of 10 Open Seats throughout the country has already been declared so far, whilst other election writs now with the Electoral Commissioner are from Tari – Pori and Moresby South electorates.

Gamato after receiving the writs congratulated Ialibu – Pangia fourth team MP, Peter O’Neill and returning Koroba – Kopiago declared winner, Petrus Thomas.

“Election is a big race, you both are winners.

Gamato explains burning of ballot papers

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato clarified that the invalid ballot papers were burnt by presiding officers and witnessed by scrutinizers, candidates and security officials.

He explained that the ballot papers were invalid because they contained the name of the Koroba-Kopiago electorate and were to be used at Tari Pori.

This came after a government decision to split the 26 wards of the Avi-Pori local area in Tari-Pori electorate.