Thursday, October 30, 2014
Speaking in a press conference yesterday, Delilah Gore said she had no knowledge of the K17,000 payment that was made to the Grand Papua Hotel for accommodation expenses in the days leading up the Gary Juffa’s removal as Oro Governor. In the same breath, she pointed the finger of blame at Ijivitari MP David Arore.
“My department is in the clear,” she said. “I am not in any way involved contrary to what the Ivivitari MP, David Arore has claimed."
But Gore’s statements come a day after evidence was posted on various news media websites that showed payments made by the Ministry of Higher Education to the Grand Papua Hotel. Sources close to Minister Gore confirmed the legitimacy of the documents and the dates and purpose of the payments.
Yesterday, Governor Juffa blasted Gore over the payments stating that the K17,000 was used to accommodate and pay local level government presidents who plotted the vote of no confidence motion against him.
In a desperate attempt not to offend Juffa or Arore, Delilah Gore maintained she remained neutral in the turmoil despite her cozy association with David Arore during the vote of no confidence motion in Popondetta days ago.
“My department has nothing to do with Oro politics and I want to clear our name in this.”
Governor Juffa meanwhile will be tendering those documents to fraud investigators in the coming days.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
In a highly embarrassing twist to the Oro province power struggle, a drunk Ijiviari MP, David Arore, called in to Roger Hau’Ofa’s Talkback show today and screamed abuse at the Oro Governor, Gary Juffa while millions of Papua New Guineans were tuned in.
One listener described Arore’s conduct as both hilarious and disgraceful after one member of the mob in the background was heard using the “F” word.
Talk back host, Roger Hau’ofa was also verbally abused by the Ijiviatri MP. He was later forced to switch off the intoxicated member of parliament who “virtually screamed” at the radio host and the governor.
Without missing a beat, Gary Jufa, said: “…and that is the kind of alternative that Oro people have.”
It is also understood, the FM 100 signal was switched off in Popondetta from 10am onwards with no clear explanation.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
...Chief of staff of the Prime Minister's Department. Ben, mate, you're in dream world. How can you stop what's happening around you? If you really want the support of Papua New Guineans, don't mess with out constitutional freedoms. Just take it on the chin and work it out. This is the critic's message to you. You're dealing with a whole new generation. It's a whole new ball game.
By the way, what happened to the radical Ben Micah from the University days? What happened to him?