Provincial Police Commander for the province of Milne Bay, Superintendent Peter Barkie, has commended the people of Milne Bay for their civility and understanding in this year’s National General Elections.
Three seats have already been declared, the Kiriwina-Good Enough Open, Samarai-Murua Open and the Esa’ala Open seats, with only the Alotau Open and the Milne Bay Provincial seat yet to be declared.
He anticipates that by early as today, they might see counting concluded and declarations done. Apart from that the people of Milne Bay Province have something to smile about after a rough 2 months of the challenging 2022 National General Elections.
Superintendent Barkie has commended the people of Milne Bay and praised them for their down-right commitment to making the elections a free, fair and safe one. “I would like to take this time to congratulate the people of Milne Bay Province.
This this indicates the perception that the Milne Bay people are bad is not true.
They have shown good citizenship and they have proven that they are educated and civilized,” the superintendent proudly stated. Superintendent Barkie stated that prior to the elections, the province had been colour coded Red, as a high risk or dangerous province.
“Of course we had some minor set-backs in terms of logistics, but not only in Milne bay, across the country as well,” he said. Superintendent Barkie added that they had to work extra hard due to funding issues for both the electoral commission and security forces but they worked things out with the service providers, whom were very understanding.
“With our good public relations we were able to move forward with our operations,” the Superintendent said happily.
He advised that they had anticipated and planned for the worst, but in the end, the election operations there have been without any major disruptions.