Yangoru-Saussia: Waranaka’s application dismissed

A single-man Supreme Court bench dismissed the application by Waranaka, who sought leave to review an interlocutory decision and exercise of discretion of the National Court to allow the affidavits and competency applications of Maru and the Electoral Commission to go through.

The election petition before Justice Collin Makail is ready to go for trial in Wewak starting August 2018 and ending in September.

However, Waranaka filed an application to dismiss the affidavits and objections to competencies as being filed within time but served out of time.

102 to be summoned in Yangoru-Saussia petition

The two-month trial will run from August 1 to September 28 at the Wewak National Court.

Petitioner Peter Wararu Waranaka appeared in person today and informed the Waigani National Court that a video will also be presented as evidence when the petition goes for hearing.

He is alleging instances of bribery against re-elected member Richard Maru and instances of errors and omission at counting against the Electoral Commission.

Waranaka has also filed a review that is pending before the Supreme Court. The review is still in its leave stages.

​Maru confident of PNC’s rule

Maru was declared last night at Yangoru Station as member elect for Yangoru-Saussia District in East Sepik Province.

The PNC candidate, after the elimination round, was declared around 9pm by Returning Officer Martin Wana.

Maru, speaking after the declaration formalities, assured his people that the development projects started in his first term in Parliament will be completed.

He said PNC will form government and will not forget the people of Yangoru-Saussia.

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Maru pushing the bar for development in his electorate

Maru who is also the Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister said education is the key ingredient of change.    

Under his chairmanship, the Yangoru Saussia District Development Authority have been allocating K3 million annually into the education sector.

He was speaking at the opening of a double -storey, four- in-one classroom at Saint Vincent Primary School in Koro Village, West Yangoru LLG. 

The classroom was built at a cost of K150,000.

Women celebrate inaugural event at Yangoru-Saussia

The two-day celebration, which was the first of its kind to be held in Yangoru-Saussia district, was made possible through funding by the Yangoru Saussia Development Authority, under the chairmanship of the Member for Yangoru-Saussia and Minister for Trade, Commerce & Industry, Richard Maru.

Women leaders who officiated at the celebration thanked Minister Maru for backing the celebration, which lacked the support of other local MPs.

Maru boosts power for Yangoru

DDA Chairman and Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry Richard Maru when presenting the cheque said the district has invested K3 million on PNG Power Limited's power grid extension work under PPL's rural electrification program.

"This investment is in addition to the power gridline extension from Passam to the township of Yangoru, where Wreak sells power all the way to Winge 2 which is only 15 minutes’ drive out of Maprik," says Maru.

 "We have been improving and widening PPL's customer base at our cost and we are still at it.

Maru sees education as a priority

To make this happen Maru  is embarking to build proper education infrastructure to help achieve a higher performance and results for children in his electorate.

Earlier this week, Maru who is also Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry opened another double classroom for one of his remote LLGs.

Mongen Community School, situated in the Sepik Plains of Sausso LLG saw the opening of its brand new double-storey classroom.

The four-in-one classroom was built at a cost of K100,000.