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Asian loggers pay for Juffa’s removal as Governor

October 29, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Asian loggers operating in Oro province are understood to have funded the vote of no confidence motion against  Oro governor, Gary Juffa. 

In the days leading up to the illegal vote of no confidence motion yesterday, executives of logging companies Viva Success  and Unirise co-funded a meeting by Local level government presidents, Sohe MP, Delilah Gore and David Arore in Port Moresby. While the amount paid to the various parties has not been disclosed, it is understood, it was enough to convince local level government councilors to agree to remove Gary Juffa as governor.

The logging companies have been at loggerheads with the Governor Juffa ever since he began calling for an end to illegal logging in the province, particularly in the Musa-Pongani area.

The principal of one of the companies, Victor Yu, is a close friend of the Ijivitari MP, David Arore and Sohe MP, Delilah Gore.

The  Asian logger also paid for the vehicles and fuel used in the small protest held in Popondetta town.

  1. Fii
    October 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

    If there is evidence to support this claims, then get the loggers out of Oro. If they are interfering with the correct process and the intentions of the mandated leader for the good of whole of Oro, then they should not be allowed to log there and for that matter in our country. This also shows how narrow minded and short sighted we are in terms of working towards needed change for a long term sustainable system for all. 😦

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