By Stanley Ove Jnr – EM TV News
VANIMO Green River MP, Belden Namah, was sworn in as the new Governor for Sandaun in Vanimo this morning.
In a move by the Provincial Assembly, 13 out of 18 members voted in favor of the MP, before he was sworn in by the senior Provincial Judge, Innkung Sasa.
Namah said West Sepik had been without a governor for the past 2 years, and this move will see order restored to the provincial government.
He also called on other West Sepik members to put aside their differences, and work together to see change for the province.
Namah maintained that he is staying with the Parliamentary Opposition, and urged the national government to see West Sepik as a strategic hub for development, as it shares its provincial border with Indonesia.
The governor’s seat became vacant after former governor, Amkat Mai, was taken to court for breaching election processes in the 2012 election.