By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Tari
Presidents of Local Level Government in the Hela Provincial Assembly filed a notice of motion yesterday to dismiss Chairman of Assembly and Governor of Hela Province, Anderson Agiru.
Under Standing Orders Section 20A and B 2/3 (two thirds) members of the assembly filed the motion for Governor Agiru to be dismissed.
Hela Provincial Deputy Governor, Thomas Potabe, chaired the meeting with nine members of the assembly present.
The motion was moved by Komo-Magarima MP, Francis Potape, and witnessed by senior public servants of the province.
The motion was filed on grounds of lack of presence by Governor Agiru, no assembly meetings this year, no provincial plans including no budget books presented for members of the assembly to sight and the five failed LLG elections in the province.
Other issues include demolition of the Provincial Assembly building, removal of Tari Topup Primary School and delay in appointing of a permanent Provincial Administrator.
Komo Magarima MP, Francis Potape, said this move is purely on grounds to remove the type of governing system since breaking away from Southern Highlands Province.
“This is history in the making for Hela province and its people,”Potape said.
“Anderson Agiru will be the regional member and the assembly will debate and vote for a new governor next week Tuesday,” said Potape.
Governor Agiru has been given seven days to respond.
“The province has suffered enough and it is time we redirect the leadership of the province to restore stability, integrity and see Hela people benefit from projects,” MP Potape added.
A court order was filed by Governor Agiru but was served after the motion was moved in the assembly meeting.