10,000 voters from a tribe is unbelievable

Letters, Normal

The National, Friday July 19th, 2013

 I KNOW as a Western Highlander that no clan or tribe in the province has a total population of 10,000 eligible voters. 

I was surprised to see that  a tribe in Hagen Central has 10,000 eligible voters. 

This figure comes from the Jika-Malakamb  tribe in Hagen Central district. 

It is just a small clan compared to other clans in Western Highlands. 

If I am a member of Hagen Central and belong to a small clan with a total population of 10,000 eligible voters, I will certainly be be embarrassed.

This would be a criminal act.

This issue will create a lot of problems in our district over this year’s  council and council president elections. 

I ask the Electoral Commissioner to look into this and find a solution to this to avoid disaster.

Finally, I ask our educated Western Highlanders to do something so that this issue will not affect our people. 


Benjamin Peter

Mt Hagen