LLG adviser resigns to contest election

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 22nd November 2011

EAST Sepik provincial and local level government affairs adviser Lukas Engime has resigned to contest the 2012 general election in his Ambunti-Dreikikir electorate.
A formal handover ceremony was held at the Wewak Yacht Club, East Sepik, last Friday where Engime handed over the office keys to his successor, Thaddeus Ulapapik.
Engime served in various positions within the LLG division in Southern Highlands and East Sepik before being elevated to the division’s highest post in 2002.
Provincial district and LLG affairs chairman Jimmy Anis commended Engime for his untiring loyalty and commitment to development of the LLG services and for providing the best possible advice while serving as the division’s chief adviser.
“A man of Engime’s integrity and calibre is usually not easily found and it was not easy finding a replacement to fill the gap left by Engime,” Anis said.
Wewak rural LLG president Francis Hevu, who spoke on behalf of the 26 LLG presidents and over 700 councillors, described Engime as a hard working man who stood firm by his decisions despite criticisms.
Hevu thanked Engime’s family for their understanding during the difficult times where they stood by their husband and father to give him the support he needed to effectively execute his duties.
He said the presidents and ward members had appreciated working with Engime and would continue to give their undivided support to the new adviser.
Deputy provincial administrator district and LLG services Minda Manuambi said Ulapapik’s appointment was on merit even though he was from the Ambunti-Dreikikir electorate.
He expressed confidence in the new adviser, whom he said, would continue the good work left behind by Engime.
Other important people who attended the ceremony included Ambunti-Drekikir district administrator Solomon Hopkos, Wewak Town mayor Peter Saun, Town director Theresa Goldman and the LLG managers.