Peter Numu

EHP Thanks Sir J For Contribution

Eastern Highlands Governor, Peter Numu led the delegation including Provincial Administrator, John Gimiseve and 24 LLG president and members of the Provincial Executive Council.

Governor Numu said the delegation made the unannounced trip at such short notice because they wanted to thank Sir Julius for his contribution to the country.

They presented gift offerings of six pigs, bundles of taro, Goroka’s finest export coffee, a bow and arrow, bilums and a headdress specifically for great chiefs.

LO's first priority in K92 spin-offs

Numu said this during the MoA Review in Kokopo, East New Britain this week.

The Governor said this expressing concern over potential external business interests taking over.

During the K92 Mine MoA Review Governor Numu urged the State to ensure that the commitments must be enforced as stated in the MoA, and that opportunities are given in order of preference as per the commitment.

Numu joins Govt

The PNG One Nation Party Leader was welcomed on Wednesday by Prime Minister James Marape and coalition members.

“I am happy that Governor Numu is making that call at this juncture in this Parliaments life, and this sort of affirmation of solidarity gives certainty t our Government to hold fort until we conclude this term of parliament,” said Marape.

Numu joins the coalition Government after leaving the Government rans under the former coalition led by   Ialibu-Pangi MP, Peter O’Neill.

Governor calls for probe into EHP funds

Peter Numu made this call after the recent arrest of a businessman in Goroka who allegedly misappropriated funds intended for a coffee project.

“What concerns me now is the alarming amount of money not reaching my people of Kainantu since 2012.

“Who gets it is not my concern, but why people are not benefiting from what is rightfully theirs is a great concern to my Government of Eastern Highlands Province.”

It is alleged that K5.9 million was misappropriated by a businessman intended for a coffee project in Kainantu.

ESP Governor applauds Numu

Bird applauded Eastern Highlands Governor, Peter Numu, for showing exceptional maturity.

“For the last 18 months, I usually talk about the struggles that we face in the provinces,” stated Bird.

“We have three levels of government that are constitutionally anchored and within those structures, we are supposed to run our country.”

However, Governor Bird and other members of the Opposition, including Numu, said these structures are not respected.

EHP Governor crosses to Opposition

Numu made the move after he did not get a favourable response from Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Charles Abel, regarding coffee farmers in his province.

In a media conference, the Opposition members welcomed Governor Numu and made a bold statement that many more are joining them.

Governor Numu said his move is for the good of his people and not for his own personal gain.

“I have been observing what has been going on with the current Government and cannot just sit there but will make a move.

“My move to the Opposition was for the good of my people.

K18m Goroka market redevelopment

The contract was signed on November 15th at Government House between Secretary for Works and Implementation, David Wereh, and China Hu Wei representatives.

Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu said the redeveloped market will be a gift to the people and especially mothers of East Highlands Province, who have had to put up with the market’s current status over the years.

“This market is for the good of our simple people. Not for us the politicians and business people. It’s a gift to our mothers and our people back in the province.

EHP Governor raises concern on police transfer

He said PSC Peter Yaware has been doing a fine job at Kainantu and the province as a whole and his transfer is suspicious.

Governor Numu said Mr Yaware has been in the forefront of investigating a huge corruption surrounding the payment of K7.5m paid to Konka Coffee Development Agency by the National Planning.

He said the payment had been done in 2012 for coffee rehabilitation in Kainantu but nothing to show for on how the funds are being used.

EHP Governor gets tough on illegal claims

Numu said most of these proposals request for funds to build fish farming, road maintenance, poultry and piggery by few individuals without proper documentation and authorization.

In his endeavor to clean up Eastern Highlands Province and the desire to build a fiscally responsible environment in the province, Governor Numu said past indications revealed that funds released this way have no fruition of the work accomplished, and only few benefit from it.

Businesses in Goroka to be investigated

Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu says he has already discussed with relevant authorities and has come up with an investigation team to look into issues faced by locals. This includes investigating salaries.

In an effort to weed out corruption in Eastern Highland Province, the Governor said it’s about time the Government does the right thing and fight for what rightfully belongs to its people.

He said many companies are operating illegally in the province and have used local people as cheap labour.