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June 23, 2021

Dion Calls for A Balance Review on Organic Law

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The Review intothe Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Governments commenced yesterday withthe gthering of provincial administrators for consultation beforethe actual work begins next year.


This review will bethe second afterthe first one in 1995 which saw major changes done tothe provincial government’system.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister forInter-Government Relations Leo Dion was given a traditional welcome atthe HolidayInn Hotel in Port Moresby.


While announcingthe commencement ofthe review onthe Organic Law on provincial and Local Level Governments, Mr. Dion challenged stakeholders to learn fromthe pastoand ensurethe next lawthey come up with afterthe review is balanced and suit’sthe development ofthe country.


“Personally I see this review exercise as one in a lifetime opportunity for us to findthe right mix and balance between issues that are politically in nature and those that are essential for basic living ofthe people of this country,” said Dion.

He also sain PNG rsquo;s political environment was unpredictable and challengedthem to studythe dynamics oPNG politics and how it would be implemented in future.


Chairman ofthe Constitutional Law Reform Commission Benjamin Poponawa saidthey were honoured to take on this responsibility but also asked for support from provincial and district administrators, LLG presidents and all elected lLeadersofthe country.


The review will commence next year; however,the two day workshop was designed to get views from provincial administrators beforethe review team visits provinces next year.


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