18 Nov 2011

PNG push to stop formation of Jiwaka province

4:09 pm on 18 November 2011

Reports from Papua New Guinea say the proposed law to create Jiwaka province will be challenged in the Mt Hagen National Court on Monday.

The newspaper, The National, says this will happen on the eve of the parliamentary budget session.

The Anglimp local level government council does not want parliament to pass the law which is to be dealt with after the passage of the 2012 National Budget.

The Council president Elvis Lo says the council wants parliament to postpone the creation of Jiwaka province until at least 2013 because of disputes among councillors on the proposed provincial boundaries.