IOM provides data support response to displaced people in WNB

The International Organization for Migration (or IOM) in close cooperation with the National Disaster Centre (NDC), the West New Britain Provincial Administration and the Biala Local Level Government is supporting the government to collect demographic data on the displaced to help inform evidence based humanitarian responses following Mt Ulawun Volcanic activities.

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Threats, Bribery and kidnappings mar LLG elections

Inter-Government Relations Minister Pila Niningi said his ministry had received reports that newly elected ward councillors were being threatened, bribed and kidnapped and locked up on camps by those vying to become President and their supporters and as a result the date for the Return of Writs for the country’s Local Level Government elections has been deferred to Friday August 2nd.

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Local Level Government elections situational report

The date for the Return of Writs for the country’s Local Level Government elections has been deferred to Friday August 2nd. In announcing this, Inter-Government Relations Minister Pila Niningi said the deferral was due to unforeseen situational reports in several LLGs.Minister Niningi said his ministry had received reports that newly elected ward councillors were being threatened, bribed and kidnapped and locked up on camps by those vying to become President and their supporters. Acts considered as criminal.

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Muthuvel takes over SoE Portfolio

Amidst all the handover-takeover ceremonies that have taken place today, one ministerial portfolio that is expected to up its game over the next two years before the 2022 National General Elections is the portfolio of State Owned Enterprise.Former Governor for West New Britain, Sasindran Muthuvel officially took to office as duly appointed Minister for State owned Enterprise thanking outgoing Minister William Duma in a conference today.

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Muthuvel clarifies Statement made against him by Member for Kandrian-Glouster

Newly appointed Minister for State owned Enterprise, Sasindra Muthuvel, expressed his disappointment over a statement published in one of the local dallies on Friday, June 14, describing it as an unwarranted public attack with baseless allegations made against him by member for Kandrian-Glouster, Joseph Lelang. He said Lelang’s statement was both misleading and highly defamatory; firstly suggesting that Muthuvel was no longer governor and secondly making allegations of corruption to unduly influence the legal process of appointment for a new governor.

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AROB Day: Non-Bougainville Resident Registration

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville was celebrated in style today in Port Moresby at the Sir John Guise Stadium. Port Moresby residents took to the stage their traditional and contemporary dancing and singsings as the day progressed. Possibly their last AROB day celebrated in Port Moresby amidst the hype of the celebrations, registration was being carried out and facilitated by the PNG Electoral Commission and the Bougainville Referendum Commission for NON-Bougainville Resident mostly Port Moresby residents.

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