Polling to begin in Pangia today

The polling was deferred from Friday to Saturday but then further deferred to today.

According to the Returning Officer Michael Ariando, they have to go through ballot papers and do quality checks before dispatching to polling venues.

As of Saturday afternoon, ballot boxes have been dispatched to various polling venues including Pangia.

Ariando is confident to complete all polling today.

Meanwhile, Jiwaka Province had also deferred their polling to Monday.

More updates to come.

Prime Minister nominates in Pangia

A huge crowd turned out to witness this event with one council ward paying the Prime Minister’s nomination fee of K1,000.

He was accompanied by his son, Brian O’Neill, Finance Minister and Member for Tari Pori, James Marape, Health Minister and Member for Moresby North West Michael Malabag, Kagua-Erave MP, James Lagea, Nipa-Kutubu Mp, Jeffery Komal, Member for Mendi, De Kewanu and Member for Dei, Wesley Nukundj.