Madang Governor

Father, Son Contest For Madang Seats

Peter Yama, the current Governor of Madang and the People`s Labor Party leader, is among 40 other candidates vying for the Madang regional seat, while Ismael endorsed under the same party will contest the Madang Open seat among 46 candidates.

As close of nomination yesterday, Madang had registered 317 candidates who will be contesting the seven seats- Madang provincial seat, Madang, Sumakr, Rai Coast, Middle Ramu, Bogia and Usino Bundi.

LLG’s Receive Community Grant

Madang Governor, Peter Yama presented the total grant of K312,000 to Yawar LLG President, Thomas Agek Kuangi witnessed by other Yawar ward councilors at the Sir Bato Bultin Complex.

The Madang Provincial Government has been empowering the 19 LLG ward councilors in Madang under the provincial government’s ‘Going Rural Policy’. 

He told the councilors that they are the backbone of the people at the LLG and ward level and the provincial government will continue to support them.

Yama Calls For Transparent, Fair Job

Speaking at the opening of the Legal Year at the Madang United Church on Tuesday February 1st, Governor Yama challenged the law and justice sectors to maintain the honour and dignity of their profession as essential agents of the administration of justice.

Do away with Australian aid: Yama

He also supported the Prime Minister’s statement that Australia’s visa requirements are discriminatory.

Yama said this on Thursday when asking on the wet-lease arrangement surrounding the two Australian Defence Force helicopters on lease to PNG.

Madang Governor apologises to media personnel

This follows reports that media personnel were assaulted whilst trying to gather information during the eruption on the weekend.

A frustrated Madang Governor Peter Yama said media personnel were always on the frontline to get information and alert relevant authorities on situations, therefore they must be respected at all times.

He added that the incident involved a minority group from Baluai village and those involved will be dealt with accordingly.

“On behalf of my people of Madang, I am very sorry for what happened to the media personnel on Sunday.

Nali, Wereh visit Madang

Secretary Wereh said Madang is such a huge land area with a huge potential for growth and investment, and roads play a crucial role in connecting people and providing access to markets and basic services.

Secretary Wereh outlined that they had very fruitful discussions on the quick commencement and completion of the Banab Bridge and Bogia bridges which will start immediately by a local contractor to restore normal access.

Yama discourages removal of settlers

He said not all settlers are involved in creating law and order problems in the province.

Yama made the statement following the decapitation of a teacher from Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province, on April 3, which caused a series of confrontations, including protests against squatters and opportunists.

The Madang Governor is against making rushed decisions that will affect the province in the future.

Don’t deviate from the issue: Yama

Yama raise this point after Parkop made comments about Madang province being thrown to the ‘dogs’.

In a heated explanation from NCD Governor Powes Parkop explaining the tender process and awarding of the contract, he went ahead and mentioned that the once beautiful Madang Province is no longer safe for people to visit.

He said Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, must have interest in solving law and order issues in Madang and not in NCD.

However, his comments triggered Governor Yama to seek a point of order telling Parkop to not deviate from the real issue.

Court reinstates Yama

A unanimous decision was handed down by Justice Allan David, Justice Derrek Hartshorn and Justice Ere Kariko after lunch today.

The full court stayed the National Court’s order for recount that was made on March 1.

The Judicial recount is now stayed, pending the Supreme Court’s review.

Yama has been reinstated as Governor, also pending that Supreme Court review of March 1 by the National Court, which set aside his election when it upheld Jerry Singirok’s petition.

Madang regional petitions to run separately

The one filed by retired Defense Force commander, Major-General Jerry Singirok, will be heard by Justice Terrence Higgins from February 8-9.

The second petition, filed by James Yali, will go before the same judge from February 12 and will run for five days.

Justice Collin Makail finalised the trial dates for the second petition today after he refused two preliminary applications by Governor Peter Yama.