Posted By Staff Reporter
KANDEP MP Don Polye has again accused Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of continuous impropriety in managing Papua New Guinea’s economy.
Addressing a media conference in Port Moresby yesterday, Mr Polye said the Prime Minister was abusing parliamentary processes when making important decisions.
He said the country was running in the red and challenged the Prime Minister to a public debate to discuss the state of the economy and questionable decisions so that the people could judge for themselves.
But Mr O’Neill’s spokesperson and advisers yesterday told the media that these were the same old issues that have been adequately addressed by the Government and "they were scandalous and outright lies from a desperate man trying his best to staying relevant".
"He has exhausted all institutions with the same complaints. We are happy to debate him in Parliament when the session begins," the advisers said.
"Some claims Mr Polye has made are slanderous and will leave him and any media organisation who publishes this slander open to serious law suit.
"Government finances are in order and on track within budgets approved by Parliament. Mr Polye does not know what he is talking about and lacks credible information to make such outrageous claim."
Mr Polye said the total national Government debt for 2014 is K13,955.5 million which is 35.2 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of K39,592 million. The current debt exceeded 35.2 per cent and it stands as above K1 billion deficits," he added.
"The current political trends under Mr O’Neill have developed to the contrary by averting strategies carefully structured within the specific confines of those prudently designed socio-economic policies."
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