Torovi eyes vacant seat

National, Normal

The National, Thursday 13th June 2013


FORMER East Sepik provincial administrator Samson Torovi was yesterday nominated to contest the Angoram Open seat under the People’s National Congress party ticket.

The Angoram seat was left vacant following the death of Ludwig Schulze early this year.

Torovi, who is a career public servant, said he decided to leave the public service because he had observed over the years that some political decisions were not right resulting in services not reaching the people.

“I am contesting the election because I want to revive the public service mentality and get rid of so many middle people who have been a stumbling block to development. We have had con companies, con people and ghost programmes that never delivered government services to the people,” he said.

“I have no political agenda. My intention is all about rural transformation because large amount of money is now coming out from Waigani right down to the people.

“It is therefore important that right leaders are placed in all levels of government so that they ensure that these funds are transformed into service delivery for people who have been deprived of essential services for years.”

As of yesterday, 19 candidates had been nominated to contest the by-election.