Re: Who won? Somare or Bart on Alliance Leadership
oro observer Posted Apr 30, 2006 4:13 PM
The Grand Chief may be 'lapun' and may not be technically competent in some areas (e.g. matters concerningt he economy) but Bart Philemon has no doubt weakened himself by his own conduct and attitude; because of his arrogance, his I-know-it-all mentality, his lack of respect for the Chief and fellow ministers, lack of charisma and not reaching out to others, his close ties with a very few select advisors/consultants (think of him authorising corrupt susended finance secretary kambanei to pay k17 million to Paul Paraka/Paraka lawyers saying the payment is "small change"). In short, he is not prime minsiterial material and he'll continue to be a frustrated politician unless he changes his attitude and overall conduct and starts respecting others and working with them.