JIMMY ANIAWA WELCOME BY ELECTION DECISSION BY ELECTORAL COMISSION


Goilala district administrator welcomes poll

BY JOE GURINA

Goilala District Administrator Jimmy Aniawa has welcomed the by-election for the Goilala Open seat left vacant by late Daniel Mona.

Mr Aniawa thanked the Electoral Commission through Commissioner Andrew Trawen’s leadership in having the by-election timely for the people of Goilala.

“We need a political head at this time to run the affairs of the district,” Mr Aniawa said.

He said they needed a Member of Parliament in order to have access to funds to finance appropriate projects that were not completed.

“We have gone through our review of the Five Year Development Plan (5YDP) recently and have identified incomplete and new projects for the districts, however at this stage we need a political head to access funding to the projects,” Mr Aniawa said.

He challenged the people of Goilala to vote in a leader in late Mona’s calibre to complete unfinished priorities of the district that was left behind by the late MP.

Mr Aniawa said Mr Mona has left behind unfinished projects that needed to be completed.

He said projects like the Doa to Tolokuma Road, the Mondo township, upgrading of the Tapini and Fatima gigh schools into secondary schools, the reviving of the Guari government station and the upgrading of the Tapini Highway were major projects implemented by the late MP and needed to get the projects off the ground with the support of a political head in parliament.

He cautioned voters to cast their votes basing on the candidates merits and not by fear or favour that would jeopardise the affairs of Goilala.

Meanwhile he had raised concerns on how the assistant returning officers were mandated to run the by-elections.

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