New Ireland Governor, Sir Julius Chan, will be re-contesting the governorship of New Ireland, in next year’s national general elections.
Speaking to the media today, Sir Julius said he would still be contesting the election, to complete work on New Ireland’s Malagan Declaration.
Explaining that next year’s elections will be seeing a more educated voting population, Sir Julius is confident the people of New Ireland will vote on what the provincial government has achieved.
“New Ireland is the first province to implement an old and disabled pension for my people.
“We have lit up New Ireland. Every health centre and school has solar lights, and we have a strong Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) program that has been implemented,” he says.
Sir Julius has previously kept his intentions to re-contest the national elections close to his chest.
Today, he says, age is no barrier, if your mind is still strong enough to create change.
Sir Julius feels that with the current state of the country’s economy, political parties will need to be more strategic in their campaign policies, in the lead up to Election 2017.