The newly appointed Southern Highlands Acting Provincial Administrator, Thomas Eluh, and the new Provincial Police Commander, Joseph Tondop, said they will clean up the election mess in the Province.
Mr. Eluh told the people of Southern Highlands last Friday in Mendi town, that he will ensure normalcy is restored, as he has vast experience in restoring peace and good order.
Both Eluh and Tondop said they do not have any association with any politicians to take up these posts.
A forum was held at Kumin Catholic Mission in Mendi last Friday, to discuss the re-opening of Agiru Centre which was closed during the 2017 National Elections.
Present were the Acting Provincial Administrator, Thomas Eluh, the new PPC, Joseph Tondop and the people of Southern Highlands.
The youths agreed to return the key to the Acting PA, for public servants to return to work, but that did not eventuate.
Mr. Eluh told the youths that he needed the key to occupy his office so that he can clean up the election mess and for work to begin.
Mr. Eluh said the first thing he will do is audit the Provincial Government’s account.
With the help of fraud squad, they will investigate any false claims or corruption that has taken place.
Public servants who have taken office through back door deals will be terminated, and position vacancies will be advertised.
Mr. Eluh told the people that he will be acting for three months just to clean out corruption as he is a strong corruption fighter.
With the assistance of the new PPC, they will re-open services such as the domestic airport, commercial banks, schools, hospitals and others.
Last Wednesday, Police in Southern Highlands hosted the welcome parade of their new PPC, Chief Superintendent, Joseph Tondop.
PPC Tondop has called on the community to work together with him and the PA to bring stability, and the delivering of government services into the province.
Tondop moved to Mendi two weeks ago after the Police Commissioner, Gari Baki had announced changes to the Constabulary’s top ranks.
PPC Tondop formed a restoration committee to find solutions to the current law and order problems affecting Mendi town.
PPC Tondop and Mr Eluh will work together to restore peace and good order in the Province.
The Acting PA said he wants transparent and accountable people to work with him to be able to restore normalcy within this three months.