Janet Sape It's great to have a woman's voice out there in a male-dominated society but can Sape really represent the women's folks? Like one trait of male leadership I have noticed, she thinks that she can do better than most other females and enjoys the spotlight. Leadership is harnessing the powers of other women's folks which I must say Janet lacks. Janet also has to delegate responsibilities to others without too much control and this message goes out to other aspiring leaders including males. Delegate the task to someone who can do better than you without being envious of the spotlight or recognition they may receive.
Jeffery Nape A man of little understanding gone arrogant. Likes to think that he decides the government. Haven't seen anyone in PNG political arena that totally abuses the democratic processes in play than Nape.
Sir John Kaputin His time for political leadership has gone. Sir Rabbie would be a better candidate than him.
John Tekwie Hasn't made his mark yet into the political arena. Belden from the same province receives more coverage than him in the media. They must cohere for the betterment of West Sepik (Sandaun) and thus PNG as a whole for I doubt John would want to come under Namah's umbrella or vice versa. And I dont necessary mean political parties but submission to each other.
Andrew Kumbakor Had been really quiet so far but lately has been thrust into the spotlight. Need to sort out PANGU party leadership issues with Haiveta. The problem with our leaders is that everyone wants to be at the forefront. It's a great shame that people want the 'name tag' only but their track records of serving the people amounts to nothing or if not nil at all.
Chris Haiveta Need to concentrate on his health for he has done nothing to show during his term as the governor of Gulf Province.
Ben Micah a potential successor to Sir Julius and a very good strategist. With New Ireland underdeveloped with its vast resources, it again reflects on the leadership. The New Irelanders must learn from their nearest neighbours leaders from ENB Province on how to deliver.
Paul Tiensten A clear example of diverting resources on un-prioritized areas. The result is big money spent with little impact on the people.
Bire Kimisopa An ideal PM candidate from the highlands region. Has the ability to be a law enforcer on corrupted leaders.
Joseph Lelang Has said a lot but must prove that he is not only a talker but a man of action if ever he gets a chance to the House of Representatives.
Moses Maladina A sleeping giant from the Papuan Region who lacks charisma. I doubt if he would do any big difference if he returns for the leadership reins of the Rural Development Party now lies with Nape.
Francis Awesa An example of when business interests collide with political leadership. The result is unproductive domain and whatever little services provided are given at immense cost.
Fr John Momis He needs to give the reins to someone else for his record as a pioneer of the constitution is now a bygone. For the Island of Bougainville to progress, someone like James Tanis would do much better. Tanis is a former president of Bougainville after Kabui died and is now undertaking further studies overseas.
In the highlands region, a name stands out from the current crop of MPs. Benjamin Poponawa of Tambul-Nebilyer electorate. Like Basil, he is a first-timer and bringing much needed services to his people. The challenge now is that both he and Basil must extend those services to other parts of their respective electorates should they return. Whoever forms the next government must reward such leaders with ministries. The chances are they would deliver unlike other old-timers who ride on status quo.
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If I compile this list and send to Post Courier or The National Newspapers, the truth is they won't publish it because it is like character assassination. One thing our local newspaper lacks is investigative journalism which is a pretty tough task to do in our society where harassment is common because cowards (offenders) often use their people as puppets to defend them. Laws must be passed to give our journalism more power such as they must not be harassed and have the rights to name offenders by doing thorough investigations.
Secondly, I am banking on a few candidates whom I know to win the election so I can play some role there. I always stay by the principle that once you become corrupted so is your advice.
Finally, leadership can say something about character. Not possessing the right traits of a leader can easily influence one to become corrupt.