Robert Naguri

MP disgusted with rogue youths

Naguri said although the current conflict erupted from a small incident that led to the killing of a young man from Sepa by Mambuan youths, conflict between these two communities has roots going way back.

And though suspects were put in custody at Beon Prison after four people were brutally killed on both sides, the situation is far from calm.  

Police from Madang who were on site when the first killing occurred – and conflict erupted – are back in Bogia with the Provincial Police Commander.

Progress in Manam resettlement: MP

Member for Bogia, Robert Naguri, told this newsroom that progress has been made towards the permanent resettlement of the people of Manam with initial disbursement of funds into the Manam Resettlement Authority account.

Finance urged to audit Manam funds

Naguri said millions were allocated but people have yet see a toea of the funding.

The MP, in Parliament on June 25th, pleaded with Finance Minister, Charles Abel, to instigate an audit and table a report.

“These monies have been parked in Madang Provincial Treasury and have been squandered, stolen, misappropriated and misapplied by Madang Provincial Administration,” he alleged.

Finance Minister Abel said he will look into the issue.

Petitions’ pre-trial Centralised in Waigani

Justice Collin Makail explained this week in court that the petitions will be heard in provinces where judges are based, when it goes to the trial stage.

For now, all directions hearing and pre-trials are being centralised in Waigani.

He made these comments when the petition filed against Bogia MP, Robert Naguri, went for directions.

Naguri was not present in court for directions nor was his lawyer when petitioner, Darius Kombe’s lawyer, asked the court to have the next directions hearing done in Wewak, where he is based.