The National, Monday 06th August, 2012
By ELIAS LARI
FORMER Western Highlands Governor Tom Olga has accepted defeat in the election.
He said it was the people’s democratic right to elect Paias Wingti to be the governor.
He said he wanted calm and urged his and other candidate’s supporters to respect the election results because it was the people’s choice.
Olga said three of his five years as the governor for the province was wasted on the court of disputed returns – a case that challenged his victory (by Wingti).
He said he did his best in the two years.
“I played my part in diverting the Mt Hagen general hospital into the provincial hospital and then built duplex for the doctors, increase the number of doctors and helped to purchase a cancer machine for females.”Olga added that under human resource development, the government also provided subsidised school fees for colleges and tertiary institutions from 2011.
Among his other accomplishment was the master plan of the city redevelopment plan.
He said he accepted the people’s choice and would always be around to provide assistance to his people when requested.