The National, Tuesday October 8th, 2013
A LONG-serving president in East New Britain was sworn in as the province’s new deputy governor yesterday.
He is Hereman Yareng, the president of the East Pomio LLG, in Pomio district.
He was elected unopposed by provincial executive council members in Kokopo after being nominated by the chairman for community development, Elizabeth Malori.
This is Yareng’s fifth term as president.
Yareng, the chairman for works and infrastructure, called for support from all three tribes of Pomio, Qaqet and Tolai.
He made his commitment to work with the PEC chairman and Governor Ereman ToBaining Jnr to deliver services.
ToBaining said there was a full assembly now in place, boasting gender balance and fair representation from the four districts of Pomio, Rabaul, Kokopo and Gazelle.
ToBaining was optimistic positive results would be achieved in the development of the province and called for cooperation from the members with the provincial administration and their respective LLG councils to ensure impact projects were implemented.
The first official assembly meeting yesterday saw the swearing in of four representatives – Rev Darius Gamu for the church, Douglas Pidi for non-governmental organisations and private sector, Phillip Tale for youth and sports and Anasain Zao for women.
This was a requirement under the Organic Law.