The National, Tuesday July 16th, 2013
THE Southern Highlands provincial government has given K500,000 to the Electoral Commission to help conduct the local level government elections in the province.
Governor William Powi last Friday gave a cheque for that amount as part funding to enable the commission to successfully carry out its responsibilities.
Powi thanked Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen for their partnership and support, saying his province had 20 LLGs and two urban LLGs.
“The province is taking a partnership approach that shows good leadership and the funding is made possible because of the availability of money in the provincial treasury,” he said
Trawen said he had worked with Powi when he was provincial administrator.
“The governor has realised the problem and memorandum of agreements have been signed with other provinces and they are giving in their contributions.”
Polling started yesterday with more than 2,600 candidates in the five electorates contesting the president and councillor seats.