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Oro Leaders Convene to Iron Out Conflict

By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby

Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Inter Government Relations, Leo Dion, says maintaining effective and open communication among all parliamentarians is the cornerstone for stability and good governance.

Dion made this statement when announcing the successful outcome of a compulsory meeting facilitated with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the three leaders of Oro Province.

The meeting concluded with the three Oro leaders agreeing to collectively resolve issues, mainly management concerns, affecting the province that resulted in the standoff.

The Deputy Prime Minister said all the MPs and LLG presidents will support Mr Juffa’s leadership role as Governor.

“Collectively, we also resolve to refrain and withdraw forthwith any actions that will jeopardise the development prospect and progress of the province.

“As Minister responsible, I am very pleased with the level of maturity demonstrated by our Oro MPs in their resolution to put their differences aside and work together for the common good of our people,” Dion said.

Dion thanked the Governor for Oro, Garry Juffa, Member for Sohe and Minister for Religion, Youth & Community Development, Delilah Gore and Member for Ijivitari, David Arore for their humbleness in coming together for the compulsory meeting.

He said the meeting was very important with a greater sense of objectivity among the leaders. 


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