THE Minister for Inter-Government Relations Pila Niningi says the Local Level Government Elections will go ahead as scheduled from tomorrow.
The minister told Parliament that the Government had released some funds for the elections and they were ready to deliver them as scheduled.
He said elections would be for 6,385 ward councillors from 331 local level governments of the 80 districts, besides the National Capital District and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato had announced the dates after acting Minister for Inter-Government Relations Richard Maru approved them.
Gamato said the elections would be held over four weeks from tomorrow to July 26.
The dates are:
- June 27: nominations open;
- July 4: nominations close;
- July 20: voting and counting start;
- July 25: voting and counting end; and,
- July 26: return of writs