It's a wonder of a life time looking at the way former politicians, simply refuse to do something much better for their people and communities, and are slowly encroaching upon the bureaucratic establishments. Some examples are:
1. Timothy Bonga (Harbors Board)
2. (formerly) Ben Micah (Privatization Commission)
3. Sir Albert Kipalan (Governor General)
4. (soon-to-be??!!) Masket Iangalio (Privatization Commission?)
5. (just an afterthought) Sir Julius Chan was tipped to be the next Governor of the Bank of PNG earlier this year
6. Some others that you know.
I am not questioning these men's reputations and personal integrity; it's just that they are making themselves cheap by using their former status as a matter of political convenience and expediency. By doing so, they are stepping on someone else's toes and that can be irksome.
I fear this is the trend that will become the norm as time goes by. Eventually all top posts in statutory and public sector bodies will be headed by men who have been former MPs!!
Where does that leave career public servants and hard working civil servants??!!