Commentary by Harini Matabi AluMale
Yesterday I have been to Masi (Hasuline) Village in Gahaku Local Level Government in Goroka Open Electorate of Eastern Highlands Province.
Masi Village is one the high populated area of Gahaku LLG among four LLGs in Goroka Open which is now going back for the by election.
In looks to by election , Goroka Open seat was won by Peoples National Congress Party (PNC) Mr.Henry Ame as siting member which was challenge by Former Member and one the pioneer politician and favorite son of Eastern Highlands MR. Bire Kimisopa.
Commentary by Peter Kaii
2022 will be an election of "anybody's game". This simply means that the party alignment has split when Marape, O'Neill, Basil, Abel and Ipatas shifted and joined ranks with different parties. Despite PNC's lost numbers, the party leader O'Neill remains.
The Marape- Steven Government will not last after 2022 given the fact that the party is not standing on a solid foundation.
Pangu is a Morobe-block party. Marape's elevation is at the helm of the game of convenience.
Pangu will not gain Morobe's favor simply because of religious alignment. Morobe is a Lutheran province and that would not bring back MPs who go to election under Pangu's Adventist this time.
“The People’s National Congress Party is proud to have Henry Ame as our candidate in the upcoming Goroka by-election, so he can restore services and continue to drive vital PNC infrastructure projects forward,” said PNC Leader, Hon. Peter O’Neill, CMG, MP.
“Henry Ame is a businessman with great experience who also knows what is needed to get agriculture and SMEs moving again in the Eastern Highlands.
“Goroka is the gateway to the Highlands and we will keep delivering at the local level in the Eastern Highlands Province.
By Dom David Kua
"Free Education,Primary Heath care infrastructure development, and economic empowerment are the bedrock policies for national development and progressive growth of a nation."
On the 16th September of 1975, a fine young man pulled the union Jack down at the Murray barrack hill pronouncing the Independent state of PNG and set the road map of PNG free from foreign colonialism.
Grand Chief Sir Micheal Thomas Somare did great in his wisdom to deliver our nation. He set the benchmark and walked the hard yards over the last 40 years until his resignation from active politics.
Somare resembled the old biblical version of Moses testaments leading the Israelites out into the wilderness in search for paradise for 40 years.
250 Days of PNG Decline Under Marape
Commentary By John Igiri, PNG Observer
It is eight months since James Marape was given the position of Prime Minister by his Parliamentary colleagues following a tumultuous few months of politics.
Now only 250 days later we are in a position whereby there is outward revolt in the Cabinet, NEC meetings are being cancelled because there is no quorum, Ministers are refusing to be seen at public events with the Prime Minister and members of the public can see the general malaise of a Government in crisis.
𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗢𝗙 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗣 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘
His situation has come about due to a lack of capability as a Leader, having never had any executive management experience. This is made worse by more than 20 billion dollars in foreign investment having been lost as the Marape Government has been unable to reach agreement with investors.
The most recent failure being the P’Nyang project that after years of negotiations has now been cancelled. This has happened soon after the Papua LNG project debacle when Marape said he would negotiate new terms to the O’Neill Government agreement, only for Marape to agree to the original terms after a six-month delay. Now the major project partner, Total from France, has placed the project on indefinite hold. He claimed to have been wanting to get a better deal for landowners, but the real sticking point in these project failures are known to be attempts by certain characters to subvert sub-contracts.
By Dom David Kua
There a few blind questions that always pop out from the dirty lips and itchy fingers of Facebook commentors criticizing PNC succesfull government.
I don't call names but the smear campaigns aimed against PNC about massive loans acquired for national development. you continue to write jealous comments that all infrastructure project developments initiated by PNC were inflated with contracts awarded to our cronies over your misconstrued allegation of corruptions that you don't have a single prove to justify in court of law.
All that have been said against PNC are just mere allegations blind folded by act of prejudice and dirty politics of greed and jealousy just aimed at bringing down a successful government.
Remember PNC did not go seeking for loans with IMF and WB,these are financial institutions that keeps G77 nation( third world countries) suppressed and continue to exploit natural resources under their octopus relationship framed with tide strings of debt traps controlled with structural adjustment policies _SAP. targeted to keep third word nations underdeveloped.
By: Dr Sam Yockopua
The politicians who run this country, the people who run organizations including the SoE Controller have their brains too. They know what is wrong and what is right. They know about abuse of public money, the people's money and the consequences. Of course, they know that.
But sometimes, when you spend money on an urgent matter due to the nature of the situation, you have to spend first and justify later. Just like my job at the Emergency Department, we triage and sort out the urgent situations as a matter of priority - do actions first and ask questions later.
By: Livingston Talex Fontenu
Eastern Highlands Provincial government has made headlines again this weekend with an announcement of US $13 billion (K45 billion) investment from a Korean company. People have taken it online with so much skepticism and concern on the origin, nature, and intention of this investment.
Therefore, I decided to do a preliminary digging into this MOA and bring to light some issues to enlighten your mind so discussions on this investment must be taken objectively and with a clear mind.
As impressive as this announcement may appear to an illiterate mind, there are too many unknowns, too many compliance issues, and too many variables that do not add up. Though the coveted MOA may be in its infancy stage, it has already attracted too many praises from the illiterate people of EHP, who are known to be easily lured and fooled by sweet music.
By Sambe Son Jeffers : Commentary
Enga Governor Chief Sir Peter Ipatas' Ultimate Dreams
I am not a mind reader but I can dream dreams in politics which can be fulfilled and also tell a person from his actions. Lets leave politics aside and see the two ultimate dreams of the man of the hour in the Enga Land!
Long before, I heard stories of Sir Ipatas started his political career from being a councilor to Council President. He grasped each opportunity in each step with both hands as he climbed the stairs of Political Arena.
Stories will be told to the future generations, the man who did not complete his University studies, had a glimpse of not only the chair of the provincial political head but also had a glimpse of the chair of the national political head!
By Hon. Allan Bird
Among the many good reasons I had for voting against the Bill the most compelling was that many of my constituents didn't want me to.
From pastors, lawyers, doctors and other professionals to ordinary people: they all asked me not to support the Bill.
I informed Government Caucus that I would vote against the Bill because it was my people's wish. My conscience is at peace.
I have always been an advocate of our Constitution, Civil Liberties, strong checks and balances and Good Government. This Bill went against all those principles.