Locals queue up as voting kicks off at Papa village

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The National, Monday July 8th, 2013


THE local level government election got off the ground on a good note in Papa village, Hiri West constituency, Central, on Saturday.

People started queuing as early to vote for their president and ward councillors. 

Papa-Metago ward presiding officer Heai Naime said polling started well, with many voters and scrutineers from the four wards in Papa turning up as the event progressed. 

Voting in Metago ward has been scheduled for two days. 

Naime said her team three should visit the villages of Boera, Porebada and Roku in 10 days to complete the exercise there as scheduled. 

“Many voters were lined up here as early as 8am and had to wait for about an hour before the first voter cast his vote,” she said. 

“But so far it is good. Progress with the names on the roll was all right. 

“There are no hitches on the roll or between the voters and scrutineers. 

“We look forward to get this done and out of the way.

“Because of the two days for each village, we want to get as many voters out on the first day so we can easily shift to the next village, Boera, tomorrow,” Naime said. 

There are six candidates for Metago ward councillors and 25 for Hiri LLG presidents.