June 1, 2017
Candidate for the Kandep open seat Alfred Manase has raised concerns over the fact that sitting MP and Opposition leader Don Polye is yet to visit his constituencies in Kandep.
Mr Manase believes Mr Polye is too afraid to front up to the people who are angered by his failure to deliver on promises and fulfill pledges that he had made during the previous election.
“If Mr Polye is to visit the people, he will have to confront his failures and that would be too glaring to accept. He would see schools, aid posts and roads that are unusable and be confronted by people angry with him over a clear lack of services in the Kandep region.”
Manase has also raised concerns over the campaign strategy being employed by Mr Polye during this election.
To date, the Opposition leader has not yet set foot in Kandep.
Mr Manase believes this might be indicative of Mr Polye’s plan to commit electoral fraud as he had allegedly done in the past.
“Don Polye is hiding from the people of Kandep, and is proof that he is too scared to face up to the people he has ignored for over a decade, ” Mr Manase said.
“I am now reading in the newspaper that he has chosen to attack the Electoral Commission, the one authority who will be there to stop him from cheating as he did in 2007 and 2012.”
“Don doesn’t want the PNG Defence Force in Kandep, either; he fears having a safe and secure election will stop his people from intimidating voters in Kandep with firearms.”
“Anyone who wants to be the prime minister of Papua New Guinea needs to respect democracy. Mr Polye’s attack on the PNGDF, the Electoral Commission and local police who are not ‘loyal’ to him shows that democracy is something Don wishes he didn’t have to deal with.”
“I have spent the entire campaign period visiting the people of Kandep and seeing firsthand the consequences of Polye’s 15-year leadership. There are no roads, schools are falling apart, and there is no healthcare. What has he done with his DSIP funds?”
“Don should stop being a coward and face the people he has let down. He should not be allowed to call himself the alternative prime minister while his people are suffering like this.”
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June 1, 2017
May 26, 2017 – Post Courier
Peter O’Neill became the first sitting Prime Minister to visit Sabama in Moresby South and was greeted by 7000 cheering locals for an early evening rally yesterday.
Community leaders greeted the PM, together with NCD Governor Powes Parkop, and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko. Community leaders addressed the crowd before their elected leaders, giving an account of the changes in their area, particularly in education and healthcare, that have made a real difference to their lives.
The Prime Minister made it clear to the crowd that the Opposition has made it clear that they would cut funding for these services.
“We must continue with good change, and keep delivering free education and universal healthcare to our people, not the bad change the opposition wants, which will see these essential services cut.
“Do not turn back the turn back the clock, we must keep delivering free education for our children. Our country has a great future, and we have built strong foundations.”
The Member for Moresby South said the change in the district will see the leaders of some of the world’s biggest countries meet in the district next year.
“The Presidents of the United States, China, and Russia, and the Prime Minister of Japan, will be among world leaders who will meet in Moresby South at APEC Haus at Ela Beach.
“They will see the change that is taking place in our country and our city.”
Governor Parkop said it is time to keep embracing change. “Change does not happen because of any of us working alone.
“Because of our Prime Minister, and our Members including Justin Tkatchenko, we are delivering change in Port Moresby.
“We delivered the Pacific Games, we delivered FIFA, and we will deliver the Rugby League World Cup and APEC.
“By working in partnership we are building a world class national capital city for our country.”
By MALUM NALU
22th May 2017
BORROWING is needed to boost economic growth, and the country has the ability to repay all the loans it takes out, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says.
He told heads of Government departments during their meeting at the coastal village of Keapara in Rigo, Central, on Friday that the economy continued to grow.
“Because our GDP has grown, our ability to repay those loans has also grown. That is why we are able to borrow a little bit more money to build infrastructure,” he said.
“Borrowing is not a curse. It is our ability to manage that borrowing, making sure that we invest in the right sector.
“Infrastructure is nation-building.
“It is the right sector to invest.
“It builds the economy of the nation.
“That is why we must continue to invest in it.”
He said the Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Bank lent money to PNG at concessional rates such as two per cent because they had “confidence in our economy”.
“Every country each year had a limit on how much they can borrow from these institutions,” O’Neill said.
“PNG’s limit is always being upgraded every year.
“That’s because they do an independent assessment of our economy, and they have confidence in our economy.”
He said the debt-to-gross domestic product level had decreased from 70 per cent in 2000 to about 35 per cent currently.
18th May 2015 – 12pm
The 14 km world-class four-lane highway from 6 mile junction to Bautama was officially opened today by Prime Minister and leader of PNC party Hon. Peter O’Neill who assured the people of Central Province about his government’s commitment in helping to build their city after the formation of government after August this year.
Governor Powes Parkop who also attended the event with other dignitaries namely – Moresby South MP Hon. Justin Tkatchenko, Moresby North-East MP, Hon. Labi Amaiu, Moresby North West MP, Hon. Michael Malabag, BSP CEO Mr Robin Flemming, and Hebou owner Sir Thophilus Constantinou said since independence no other government like the PNC led government delivered in terms of road infrastructure for the country and made reference to the nation’s capital as the model city in the country.
Mr Parkop said for many years previous governments had budget surpluses yet failed to develop the economic corridors of the country. He said the Sir Ruben Taureka Highway was a prime example of the current government’s commitment and vision shared by his office (NCDC), which was to make Port Moresby – ‘the pearl of the South Pacific.’
The 14 km road cost the national government K160.2m to build under the helm of Hebou Construction in Port Moresby,
By: PNGloop – 17th May 2017
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has welcomed the decision by the Parliamentary Wing of the National Alliance party to withdraw from the Government in the lead-up to elections
“The decision has been expected for some time, and the party continuing in the Government would have been hypocritical considering recent outbursts by some members,” the Prime Minister said.
“We thank them for their support over the past five years and their commitment to the policies and economic decisions of the Government.
“The policies of the PNC-led Government are the policies that NA members voted for and supported in Parliament.
“Their actions and comments during the course of this election campaign clearly reflect their current mind-set, where political convenience is being placed ahead of national interest.”
The PM says the people of this nation want to hear genuine and honest policy debate.
“So while some candidates might be tempted to now attack the same policies they once passionately supported, in doing so they are only harming their own credibility.