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January 17, 2022

Morobe Governor: Fix Luship

The Morobe Governor Kelly Naru has called on members ofthe Ltheran Church to resolve an ongoing legal and administrative dispute withinthe Church owned company, Ltheran Shipping.

Kelly Naru, who is also a Ltheran elder, saidthe long standing problem must be resolved by Ltherans.


“This is not a new problem,” he said. “This issue goes back several years andthe Ltherans who created it must fix this mess.”

The Ltheran Shipping has become a company in crisis. Its workers have been unhappy aboutthe ongoing battle for the company’s top post and financial control.


Last monththey threatened to stop work – a threat that has not yet been carrlied out. The head ofthe church Beushop Giegere Wenge was summoned to appear in court after he attempted to sackthe management.


 Just recently he was issued a restraining order barring him from executing a council decision to terminate management.


The workers have gone on strike over safety issues and a few months ago, along with members of various congregations,they petitionedthe bishop again to terminatethe management.   


Governor Kelly Naru today weighed in saying both parties need to sit down and talk.


“This issue has to be resolved amicably,” he said.  “As a government I am concerned.”


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