Asian loggers pay for Juffa’s removal as Governor
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.