Newly elected Nawaeb president sworn in

National
Source:
The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

 By PISAI GUMAR
Newly elected Nawaeb local level government president Jaypot Maro says he faces a tough challenge in executing his duties before the elections next year.
Maro was sworn into office by the Morobe provincial human resource programme adviser and commissioner of oaths, Miring Singoling, in Lae yesterday.
Singoling told Maro that among other challenges, he had to expect constraints in a limited number of public servants in the Nabak local level government administration.
Singoling said Maro needed a collaborative effort from councillors, the local level government and district administration to perform his duties within the eight months.
Maro was elected in a by-election early this month to replace the John Esonuc who died last year.
Singoling urged Maro to use available resources to service the local level government.
District administrator Bob Bigilam encouraged Maro to face critical challenges from Nabak people.
“Not all Nabaks live in villages as most have migrated to Lae, especially Bumayong and Back Road areas.
“This will be tough for you but be prepared to handle the pressure,” Bigilam said.
Maro said Nabak had missed out on basic services following the death of Esonuc but vowed to do his best in the months ahead.
“I need support from councillors in order for us to deliberate our needs and work together to achieve what we can within the remaining months.”