24 Aug 2002

PNG govt to consult Southern Higflanders over date for supplementary elections

8:34 am on 24 August 2002

The Papua New Guinea government says that it will shortly announce the date for the supplementary elections of the six remaining Southern Highland seats.

The Minister for Inter-government Relations, Sir Peter Barter says that a report on the law and order situation in the Southern Highlands will be presented to the Prime Minister who will then decide when the elections will be held.

Sir Peter says the report will be based on a two day meeting with provincial organisations, churches and provincial leaders who expressed concerned about the decline in law and order.