provincial election manager

Candidates slam misreporting

Jerry Kiwa, Ps Bernard Paul and Joe Kobol say media plays an important role in disseminating information and must respect its editorial guidelines of reporting facts and balanced stories.

The leaders’ comment came after a wide publication on radio, television and the two daily papers that 5 men were killed over an election riot in Mendi last Friday.

​EHP prepares for polling

Provincial Election Manager Steven Gore Koupa told Loop PNG this morning that most of the sensitive and non-sensitive materials have been moved out of Goroka to various polling venues as of last night.

He said Obura-Wonenara and Kainantu districts have gotten their materials and are currently sorting them at the police stations.

Okapa and Lufa will be getting their materials today while Henganofi received theirs yesterday.

Koupa said most of the teams, who are using the roads, have been dispersed to all the polling venues.

Kokopo arrests: Election manager confirms documents’ validity

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Joseph Tabali said the provincial election manager, Joap Voivoi, was called in to confirm the validity of the documents when he was surprised to see tally sheets and electoral roll forms.

Police are now liaising with the Electoral Commissioner for the appropriate charges to be laid against the soldiers.

“PNGDF heads in Port Moresby have been made aware of the situation,” states Tabali.

He adds that they are now waiting on arrangements to be made for the soldiers to return to Port Moresby soon for further questioning.