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Opportunist leaders are dooming future generations, says Polye


PAPUA New Guinea’s leaders who make errors and then fail to correct them are betraying the country, opposition leader Don Polye has told a huge crowd in Porgera, Enga Province.

“I am surprised to see our fellow MPs pretending everything is just fine,” Polye said. “I see it as a betrayal of the next generations.

“The well-being of the country and its people in future are determined by the decisions and conduct of leaders today.

“My observation of the conduct and performance of the government under prime minister Peter O’Neill is that he is creating a debt-burdened, stressed and unsustainable economy with our children struggling in a nightmare of multiple social ills with declining human development.

“The current government has no understanding of the future whilst it enjoys the debauchery of serving preferred business interests and running away from lawful pursuit,” Polye said.

He said the prime minister was blind to the future and had created so many problems that he cannot solve all of them within his tenure.

“A strong commitment to the rule of law and justice saves and secures the nation and her people, not just police, warders and the defence force.

“Leaders and grassroots people alike must be subject to rule of law and the constitution without resistance, evasion or obstruction.

“Those politicians who defy the law and breach the constitution are not leaders, they are opportunists,” he said.

Polye said laws were being bent and twisted for political convenience by those in authority.

He urged leaders not to compromise their principles for their personal gain.

“Leaders of advanced economies always shape a better future for the next generation.

“In PNG it is different and democracy had been eroding,” he said. “Our ignorance will inflict a doomed future upon our children.”


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Peter Pirape

Brother Polye, you were in government over the last 10 plus years and yet there has been no measurable indicator of your stewardship over this time.

Can we the people still trust and take you at your word? Time for the shake-up is just around the corner, hope you can make the cut. God bless.

Arthur Williams


Yet again I read of a demand for the LNG Gulf project to have its refinery within the Gulf Province. One of least developed provinces in PNG.

Yet all the time the political elite and company issue statements saying this 2nd LNG project must be piped to Exxon’s in Moresby.

Wonder if any of these deaf ‘bigmen’ read today’s news of Total being about to be sued for illegal exports of oil from Nigeria. The Nigerian state wants $245 million damages plus 21% interest for every year of lost revenue.

The Bloomberg report says 57 million barrels worth US$12 billion were illegally exported. Several other sources including the Guardian Nigeria report the case. Total is apparently the first of several major oil companies to be in court soon.

That’s all PNG needs is a corrupt oil company in charge of its 2nd LNG project.

Hope the Gulf people can keep up the struggle and win their battle with both government and oilmen before these elites start divide and rule tactics to breakdown their resolve.

Total being French I hope Total knows the song form Les Miserables:

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Lindsay F Bond

Confronting, compounding consternation...not befitting a healthy constitution?

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