The National, Thursday July 25th, 2013
PEOPLE of Angoram district in East Sepik have been urged to vote for an honest and hardworking leader who will live with them after the election.
Leader of the People Progress Party Sir Julius Chan told voters to be good judges and elect a person who had integrity and could serve them by physically living in the electorate.
Sir Julius last week campaigned for PPP candidate, Timothy Yangamari at Gavien, Angisi village and Bopantien in the Keram LLG.
He warned voters not to vote for fly-in candidates who when elected would operate by remote control from outside Angoram and East Sepik.
Sir Julius noted that since Yangamari returned home in 1996 after studying at the University of PNG, he had always remained in Angoram.
Yangmari has been actively involved in community, youth, church, sports and public awareness programmes.
Apart from being a two-term president of the Yuat LLG, he successfully managed a number of businesses including trade stores, gold buying, fuel distribution, cocoa buying and sawmilling.
Sir Julius was personally moved by the deteriorating state of health, education and other public services in most parts of Angoram.
He said the Government should provide subsidy for zoom, iron and rural assistance to improve the quality of life for people in remote and isolated parts of PNG.
Polling for the by-election will begin on Aug 3. The seat was left vacant following following the death of MP, the late Ludwig Schulze.