THE people of Goroka district need a political head to chair their District Development Authority (DDA) to assist in containing the possible spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the electorate.
The district, with a population of more than 100,000, is now without an elected MP after the court has declared the election of former MP Henry Ame void.
The latest we hear is that the by-election for the seat scheduled for this month is postponded for another month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
While the court’s decision cannot be disputed, it is my humble view that the ousted MP be allowed to complete his term in office or let the district administrator continue the MP’s transformative policies until 2020 when a new political leader is voted into office.
We the people of the district’s three LLGs and 17 wards cannot be deprived of a political leader and important government services in these turbulent times.
We have suffered enough in the hands of past self-centred leaders and we want change.