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Democracy in Oro Province hijacked by Asian logger

October 28, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Asian loggers in the Oro province have  funded  a hostile takeover of the Provincial House of Assembly – the symbol of  Papua New Guinea’s construction in the province.

Gary Juffa has vocally opposed the SABL land grab and illegal logging

Governor Gary Juffa has vocally opposed the SABL land grab and illegal logging

In a sad turn of events today, a mob led by the  Ijivitari MP, David Arore and Sohe MP, Deliah Gore, broke into the provincial assembly building with a group paid  by a Malaysian Chinese  logger. The group then proceeded to appoint a new assembly clerk and conduct a vote of no confidence motion against Oro Governor, Gary Juffa.

The  move comes after months of high level international publicity over  Governor Juffa’s stand against illegal logging in the Musa-Pongani area by a logging company operated by the Malaysian company.

Funding for the vote of no confidence  has also come from Sohe MP, Deliah Gore who spent  K17,000 of ministerial funds for allowances and accommodation for several LLG presidents to meet in Port Moresby to plot the removal of the governor.

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