Candidate calls for new electorate

National, Normal

The National, Thursday June 20th, 2013

 A CANDIDATE for the central New Ireland local level government president’s seat believes it should be declared an electorate of its own.

Lasigi villager Paul Dori Junior, a former soldier and diplomat, promises to fight for central New Ireland to be a separate electorate.

“Central New Ireland is too big to be taken under the Namatanai electorate,” he said.

If there is one thing I will push for, it is for the people to be given a separate voice which has been a long time coming.

“We have the agriculture and the population density to be guaranteed a constituency of our own.

“The only way is for central New Ireland to have a vibrant leader that can create change. I believe I am the right man for the job.

“There have been good leaders in the past but we must ask why services are not flowing down to the people.”

Dori said the district needed to do more to generate revenue.

“There is nothing in Konos to generate revenue, especially when you consider we have gold mines at Lihir and Simberi at our doorsteps,” he said.

“My plan is to ensure there is money in the pockets of the people. This need a good manager and I believe I can be that leader.”