Ex-MP asked to account for district funds

National, Normal

The National, Friday 7th September, 2012

THREE leaders in Chuave district, Chimbu, are demanding their former parliamentarian, Jim Nomane, publicly acquit district development funds.
Tribal chiefs William Brawa, Wauri Kerowane and councillor David Kaupa want Nomane to explain what he had done with the district services improvement programme funds from 2007 to 2012.
Nomane entered parliament in a by-election in 2006.
Speaking for the Gomia tribal faction, Brawa said Nomane should feel free to go to Chuave to provide reports of what had happened to their money.
He said people of the three local level government councils alleged there were no tangible development in the district.
Elimbari area leader Kerowane said the people expected new parliamentarian Wera Mori to unveil his plans for the district at the same time Nomane presented his reports.
He said the people were aware of Nomane trying to serve election petition documents on Mori.
“He has his constitutional rights to file his petition, we call him (Nomane) to serve the petition in front of all Chuave people in the district,” Wauri said.
When contacted, Mori said he was prepared to tell the people of his visions and aspirations for the district.
He said Nomane had the right to dispute his win in court but he should respect the wishes of the people.