Civil engineer wins PNG's Goilala seat

8:16 pm on 12 August 2015

A candidate for Papua New Guinea's Pangu Pati, William Samb, has been declared the winner of the Goilala by-election.

The 42-year-old civil engineer from Kambise village beat the National Alliance Party candidate, Alex Hoem Robert by 300 votes.

The by-election was declared after former MP Daniel Mona died 10 months ago.

The newspaper, The National, reports Mr Samb saying he will concentrate on developing telecommunications infrastructure, upgrading airstrips and providing roads before the 2017 national election.

Meanwhile, National Alliance candidate and former governor Amkat Mai is leading counting in the West Sepik by-election.

Papua New Guinea's Goilala MP-elect, William Samb.

Papua New Guinea's Goilala MP-elect, William Samb. Photo: EM TV