Kondra seeks order

The National,Thursday June 9th, 2016

A Supreme Court panel of three judges will on Wednesday hear a stay application filed by North Fly MP Boka Kondra.
Kondra, the former Tourism Minister,  is seeking to stay a National Court decision that dismissed his judicial review application on March 1.
The judicial review application by Kondra had sought to challenge a leadership tribunal’s decision that convicted him of misconduct in office and ordered his subsequent dismissal from office.
Kondra had filed the stay application pending his appeal in the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia told parties in Waigani yesterday that he would appoint the panel of judges to preside over the case.
Kondra, aggrieved by the tribunal’s decision to convict him last April for Constitutional breaches under the Leadership Code and misapplication of public funds, filed judicial review proceedings in the National Court.
The tribunal had convicted Kondra for offences committed between 2008 and 2010 while he was the North Fly MP.
The first category of charges included the misapplication of K85,276 from the district services improvement programme (DSIP) and district support grants (DSG).
Kondra was alleged to have misapplied these funds for office rentals in Kiunga, Western when he was already allocated funds in his salary.
The second category of allegations involved the misuse of K134,966 to pay for Kondra’s rentals when he was already paid housing allowance, and the third involved the misuse of K18,200.