News Your Vote 2017

Gamato Maintains Funding will not be an Issue During Election

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, has maintained that funding will not be an issue during election.

This clears doubt about the use of funding for the 2017 National Election.

Apparently Papua New Guinea’s general election is the most expensive election compared to the rest of the world, amounting to K400 million.

Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari, said that from the K400 million allocated by the National Government, K121 million is budgeted for security, while the balance of K279 will be used by the Electoral Commission.

Geographically, the K400 million will accommodate for logistics and support in transporting ballot boxes and election officials throughout the country during the polling and counting period.

For NCD, the National Capital District Commission Election Steering Committee has committed another K1 million to assist EC run the election.

Chairman Robert William says the NCDC, as a municipal city authority, has come on board to assist with logistics and support.

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