BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
WESTERN Province Premier Wayne Maepioh is reportedly away overseas on a trip seeking medical attention for his sick wife.
Deputy Premier Malloney Lopoto said Premier Maepioh has informed his office about the trip on May 8.
They are expected back on May 15.
Meanwhile, Lopoto said he will oversee the Office as the acting premier during his absence in the provincial government.
“I am confident to take up this role as the acting Premier during his absence,” said Lopoto.
Lopoto on behalf of the Western provincial government wishes the Premier and his wife a speedy recovery.