Oro Governor Gary Juffa

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Oro Governor Gary Juffa has called on the government to be strict in allowing into the country, foreigners who have been deported.

Juffa tables reports on Bangladeshi syndicate

The tabled reports allege the existence of collusion between the alleged syndicate and Labour Department officials to enter the country on illegal work permits.

Juffa first raised the issue with Labour Minister, Benjamin Poponawa, in Parliament last week, in which the Minister denied having any knowledge of the syndicate and said he would instruct the department to look into it.

Iranian refugee uses PNG passport to Fiji: Juffa

“Prime Minister are you aware that a 21-year-old, Iranian Refugee who made his way from Manus Asylum Centre to Fiji, and seeking asylum,” Oro Governor Gary Juffa asked during Question Time.   

“What actions is taken to conduct an investigation and highlight the security breaches in this instances, what type of passport he used, I was informed that it was a Papua New Guinean passport.

Juffa calls on Government to develop national disaster plan

“The Government (must develop a) National Disaster Policy, Provincial Disaster Mitigation Policy and Provincial Disaster Coordination Mechanism which the country does not have in place,” Juffa asked in Parliament today.

“Can we have some clarification, who is in charge when there is a natural disaster, is it the Department of Provincial & Local Government Affairs or is it the Prime Minister’s Office?”

Juffa volunteers to shut down illegal logging activities

 

In a video post on Facebook, Juffa said if the Government was serious about cancelling SABLs then they must do so by physically shutting down illegal logging operations.

“Now the Government is saying it’s going to cancel the SABLs, I’m not convinced, I’m cynical,” says Juffa. “I want to see it really happen.

Our strategy is in line with Government’s plans: ADB

ADB Country Director Marcelo J. Minc made those remarks in response to comments made by Oro Governor Gary Juffa.

Minc said ADB’s development strategy and program are consistent with the government’s Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030, the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development, and the country’s medium-term development plans.

PNG businesses missing out says Juffa

He made this comments following media reports that Treasury Minister Patrick Pruaitch will get a $US 300 million (K928 million) loan from ADB to support the National Budget.      

“My concern is this, the ADB in Papua New Guinea appears to ignore the facts, there are Papua New Guinea firms that can deliver the projects,” Governor Juffa told Loop PNG.

He said it does not make sense when the National Government gets the loan but ADB continue to influence the awarding of contracts to projects in the country especially to foreign firms.   

Oro Provincial Government still await Government grants

He said this means that vital services such as health, education and law and order are significantly affected.

 “Oro Administration has had no funds since November 2015,” Juffa said.

“As of this morning (yesterday) warrants for the months of November and December 2015, February and March 2016 have been received with no actual cash in the bank.

“January 2016 did not get warrants or cash.

Juffa said public servants are getting paid, but with no functional grants public servants are unable to deliver government programs.