The National, Wednesday July 10th, 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
WAMPAR local level government deputy president and Zifasing councillor Waya Langim has retained his seat while the Salamaua LLG has declared four councillors.
Assistant returning officer and Wampar manager Wesley Komboni declared yesterday that Langim had been retained as Zifasing councillor, while Daniel Wara was declared a new councillor for the Mare ward.
Komboni said of 27 wards, two had been declared and 25 had yet to complete polling.
In Salamaua, Huon Gulf, four villages – Busama-Lutu, Wabubu, Sabaya and Yamap declared new councillors while Busama-Awasa and 12 other wards will declare their councillors today and tomorrow.
Assistant returning officer Joe Paru said the Busama-Lutu seat had been won by Yawing Naduru, Wabubu by Gandi Undi, Nathan Kepas for Sabaya and Jeremiah Giamalu for Yamap.
Paru said polling at Mubo and other areas had been completed but progressive results had yet to be sent in.
Polling for Wampar Urban, which includes wards nine, 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 5-Mile, St Joseph, Awilunga, Bubia and Busanim was deferred to today because of heavy rain.
“Wampar Urban polling was to be held, on the same day as Ahi and Lae Urban, to avoid double voting,” Komboni said.
Komboni and Paru commended the communities for cooperating with polling officials.
40-Mile, team two from Mama-Bogeba to Tararan and Nowah.
Team three is covering along the highway from Zifasing to Yalu and team four from Mare to Labu-Tale.
Both Komboni and Paru applauded the communities for being responsible and cooperative with polling officials.