Marape upset over conduct of MPs

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

FINANCE Minister and parliament member for Tari-Pori is upset over the manner in which the Hela provincial assembly conducted its meeting on Tuesday.
Marape voiced his concerns following a heated argument in the brief provincial assembly between factions loyal to Komo-Margarima MP Francis Potape and Koroba-Kopiago MP Philip Undialu.
The assembly was to have elected an acting governor in that meeting but it was called off by the chairman of the provincial assembly and deputy governor Thomas Potape.
Marape told the two MPs  including council presidents and appointed members, inside the chamber that it was a shameful conduct of the provincial assembly meeting.
“Is this how young leaders from Hela are trying to act?” Marape, the leader of government’s business, said.
He said that there were processes and procedures of meetings which needed to be followed.
He told the two parties in the assembly that since they gathered to elect a new governor, the former governor Anderson Agiru was recently laid to rest  and before starting a meeting, they had to pay respect to him in a minute’s silence.
Marabe said that the family members of Agiru were kind enough to allow them to elect a new governor while they were still in mourning.