Eluh called on to restore Highlands order

THE government’s National Executive Council has appointed Thomas Eluh as acting provincial administrator for Southern Highlands Province.
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Thomas Eluh

Staff Reporter

In making the announcement, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said strong and capable leadership was required to overcome a number of challenges that have emerged in the region.
 
A distinguished officer of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, Eluh has been tasked to engage with community leaders to restructure the public service system and restore public confidence in provincial administration.
 
"As an assistant commissioner of police, Mr Eluh has demonstrated sound judgment and effective leadership. He has wide experience in the public sector, particularly in the Highlands. During the course of the recent elections, the Southern Highlands Province experienced a more peaceful polling period than has been seen in many years," O'Neill said.
 
This had, however, recently changed and effective governance must be restored "so that people in the province can continue to grow their businesses, and go about their everyday lives without inconvenience".
 
Eluh will work closely with provincial police commander Joseph Tondop to improve public order.
 
Eluh's appointment is for a period of three months, during which time he will restore governance structure and systems, ahead of the full-time appointment of a permanent provincial administrator.

 

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