Sunday, 8 November 2015

Planning For 2017 Elections memorandum of Agreement was signed between PNG Electoral Commission and the provincial administrators of the East and West Sepik and the Madang province to cooperate and partner for the planning and conducting of the 2017 general elections.

While signing the MOA, provincial administrator for Madang province, Mr Daniel Loi said, election is a collective responsibility and every provincial government must support the electoral commission to see a smooth flow of election come 2017.

“We can’t say it is the Electoral Commission’s responsibility to conduct the elections, the electoral commission is there to facilitate but it comes down to each provincial administration to provide man power and logistics support in our respective provinces” said Mr Loi.

In the meantime, electoral commissioner Sir Andrew Trawen says the MOA is a recommendation between the electoral commission and provincial administration in delegating task in terms of logistics and men power during the election.

“We have always been faced with issue of men power, logistics and security come every election and with the signing of this MOA, there is a common understanding between the Electoral Commission and the Provincial Administration on what each of these two parties will do during the election so we don’t have to bother ourselves with these issues” said Sir Trawen. 


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