PORT MORESBY - I know that a lot of people in Papua New Guinea and beyond are asking what the Alternate Government's policies will be.
It’s important to understand that we need to get into government, and that’s whereof our energy is going.
Any policy discussion at this stage is just hypothetical until the Alternate Government takes control of government.
So let’s put the horse before the cart: (1) form government; (2) announce policy.
Having said that, the Alternate Government does have a hard-working policy group led by Professor Misty Baloiloi.
Professor Baloiloi, who holds a PhD in strategic management, is chief of staff for the opposition and has over 30 years’ experience in university, public and private sectors, providing leadership in framing a number of PNG’s most important policies and plans.
This group is also receiving expert advice from a panel of eminent persons including former prime minister Sir Mekere Morauta, former chief justice and attorney-general Sir Arnold Amet and former police commissioner and chief ombudsman Sir Ila Geno.
Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has also sat in during our policy meetings and has given his advice and blessings to the policy team.
It is also backed by a team of experts from the Australia National University and it’s supported by party officials from the Alternate Government’s coalition partners.
I can assure you that everyone is working tirelessly to set the agenda for the new government.
Papua New Guineans can be confident that their Alternate Government will save PNG from O'Neill's mess.
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