By Academia_Nomad :PNG Political Commentary
There is so much conversation on Facebook on the decision of Deputy Chief Justice Kandakasi to summon Governor Alan Bird to appear before the court and show reason why he should not be held accountable for contempt of court. The governor is said to have expressed dissatisfaction on certain matter/matters before the courts. Justice Kandakasi also told Kramer to confine his role as Minister of Police to Policy matters and not indulge in police operations. The former has generated much debate.
By Academia_Nomad :PNG Political Commentary
How did Belden Namah go from volunteering to lead the State of Emergency as a Chairman of the Emergency Committee to arguing it as unconstitutional and invalid in less than 72 hours? But this is Namah-like, and you should not be surprised. But a much bigger question is, even if Namah appears to be a nuisance to many, does he have a point?
A little background: Namah has been pursuing a case in the Supreme Court, seeking the court to declare the election of Prime Minister James Marape on 30 May 2019 as unconstitutional and therefore invalid. James Marape and Steven Davis, the Minister for Justice & Attorney General, countered this claim by first stating that election of the PM is governed by the Parliament Standing Orders which are non-judicial (not matters for the courts to decide), it is not constitutional matter which requires the courts’ involvement. Second the PM & AG argues that Belden Namah did not have the legal standing, that he was eligible to pursue this case. PM and AG therefore wanted the case dismissed.
By Talita Garima : Political Commentary
Everything boils down to individual personalities, extrovert, open minded, aggressiveness, confident, people to people relations, etc. I doubt PMJM. He's introvert, inward looking, can't open up, let loose things that other people including ministers will run things freely, commit the state, etc.
This why I'm bit reserve, keeping silent on speaking directly against him but some of you load of arrogant supporters turn to beat your chest in down writing independent analyst when I try to contribute on issues confronting our nation so let me put it straight to some of you without reservation of our leaders comparative analysis.
By Andrew Ya McCarthy.
PARLIAMENT had enacted DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY as an act of Parliament by the former ruling People's National Congress and Coalition Partners as a conduit to bring goods and services deliveries to the people of Independent State of Papua New Guinea. It was to target the rural population who remained unserviced for decades.
Whilst the DDA act was the brain child of the for mer PNC regime , the act become breeding ground for missappropriation, mismanagement and perhaps a conduit for parliamentarians to leverage on people's money. Today District Development Authority is not working at all in some electorates , while other electorates are struggling. A pocket of electorates in PNG had succeeded through good leaders .
A Citizen's Opinion
One of the saddest things in life is to witness failure when someone throws away an opportunity, and it is even sadder when a whole country suffers because of the failure.
When there was a stalemate in the Laguna camp nearly one year ago, O’Neill offered an olive branch to Marape and invited him to the Crown camp and the numbers for nomination as Prime Minister. But within weeks failure had begun to set in. Marape invited individuals into the Cabinet who began undermining his leadership from within. He came up with slogans that were empty and racist, such as his black nation slogan.
By Yym C Samson,
Hon. Governor Allan Bird, I respect you as my leader and the leader of this great nation.However, this post may seem to attack you, my leader; but I have to do it because it is for good of your leadership and for the 8+ million people of PNG.
Honourable Governor, I just want to refute your post on the social media dated 23 Feb 2020 (Some Thoughts On Government Borrowing). The post was good with its title but the content does not sense the way it has to be. You attacked the former PO government who has effectively delivered much for this country.
I understand that you have no knowledge about economic circumstances surrounding our country which forced PO government to borrow. If you know it and deliberately posted on social media, then your post is simply a politically motivated lie.
EAST SEPIK GOVERNORS BIRDS COMMENTS IN PARLIAMENT ON DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE KANDAKASI FURTHER FUELS UNWARRANTED DISRESPECT TO PNG JUDICIARY
The Governor for East Sepik Alan Birds comments in Parliament,against the Deputy Chief Justices is totally unwarranted and causes more disdain and disrespect for the Judiciary in this country.Especially comming from a leader who is a member of the law making body in the country.
His outburst would have been in direct contempt and sub-judice to the proceedings if his comments were made outside of parliament sittings,were he is not covered under the "parliamentary privileges".
It is also unbeccoming of him to be passionately embroiling himself in a private issue that does not concern him and the people of East Sepik.
By Pacific Guardian
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape's higher ideals under his political slogan " Take Back PNG" to make it the richest, black nation (and Christian) where no one child is left behind" though laughable in Corporate Boardrooms throughout the world, in Exxon, Barrick and Oilsearches global's, Marape's modest vision for his country does hurt, likened to the ruffling of the eagle's feathers.
Though Canada (Barrick), Oilsearch (Australia) and Exxon (USA) may seem as non-relative businesses, these are however an integral part of a "western syndicated multinationals", scouring and scavenging the far reaches of the globe, inclùding Marape's Papua New Guinea in the cuthroat hydrocarbon business.
Where these are, the big brother's eyes are too.
Commentary by Tonny Maben
Powerful forces, those who make money off PNG through associations with Government officials and politicians, are at play again to get rid of populist Hon. James Marape as PM who has so far shown resistance to easy push-through by company prepared agreements.
What you read and hear may have another angle to it. The least honest concerned PNGeans must do is pray for truth and justice to prevail. Both overseas and local media, including sponsored social media pages, will run stories with underlying dynamics that run to break Marape government.
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.
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