Only because I am involved a bit with Women in Politics I know that Theresa Timbi is standing but I don't know a lot about her.She is certainly very courageous and I did feel she had a physical presence about her.That would not mean anything but it was better than leaving no impression at all.
Terisa Timbi, Hagen businesswoman and wife of prominent business man and PDM strongman Paul Timbi is running. Well done to her!! It takes guts to take the challenge up in the enclave of male chauvenism that is Western Highlands.
You're right about PDM not being 'in' in in Hagen. But from what I've witnessed it's pretty strong in WHP as a whole seeing that there are other electorates. Who knows?
From what I've heard - Terisa Timbi is not going on a PDM ticket. She's going as an Independent - I think. She is vocal on women's issues so I don't think she'll be standing for a party that doesn't particularly advocate gender equality.
This year's election will be an interesting one. Especially for the WHP. I truly wonder whether PDM will fare well as a whole.
Good posting... because I see a courageous woman such as Theresa taking up the challenge in politics. I hope the women in WHP will rally their support behind her.I am interested to know how she is organisning her campaign as an independent candidate, her social and economic policies,how her presence as a candidate in the election will or have affected the sexist stereotypes held by men against woman who aspire for equality and equity in development.PNG in general is a society that perhaps have perpetuated masculinity as a norm for too long hence all men in politics, top jobs and other sphere of development while our PNG women remain at the bottom rung of employment and very few in Politics.Given this background I give my moral support to Theresa and any other women contesting National Election in PNG.
So insider please enrich me on these issues and my best wishes to Theresa and her campaign team for the Hagen Open seat
Even in the last elections, he lost by 10,000+ votes.
The people of WHP have spoken through the polls. History of this seat is, a loser never returns.
By the way has he compensated the relatives of the two WH students yet?? C'on PDM,don't they realise they have blood on their hands. How can he expect votes when the backyard is in a mess?
Oh! and Wingti has made it clear that he will not contest for the PM seat. Why the hell then should we waste our votes when the guy is not even interested in the top job?? Fit for oka plgga klanga (at Moika)..
Wingti was not responsible for the students deaths. Just like he isn't responsible if you live or die, whether it rains or the sun shines etc etc.
He lost by 10,000 votes b/c Nolinga or Luck had some foul play in the polls. If you view the little poll booklet from previous elections - you will notice that all the numbers from the open seats in the WHP don't add up to the figures in the REgional seat. As a matter of fact - it's 15,000 over. Ring a bell?
Plis, noken bull****. Wingti lost because the people of Western Highlands were and are sick and tired of his crooked ways.
He is the one individual who has trodden on the toes of other Western Highlanders who appear to succeed by squashing them however way he can.
If the people of WHP can help it he nor any of his cronies will come back in the next elections.
He should just pack up and **** off to Africa. He'll find like-minded people there.
I couldn't have said it better..Time for wingti to go back to the village to take care of some pigs while planting coffee garden, then again, does he even know how to do either of those things? Nogut ol lain long peles rausim as blong em long peles ken. It's a pity, if only he put in the same energy and time into developing our nation instead of screwing it up, i wonder how well off PNG would be by now. Wingti, Wingti, what a pain in the @ss.
you really scare me. if that was a threat than i wish you would reconsider knowing that you don't have the balls to use your brain. try it sometime, it's a liberating experience and don't be wingti's puppet boy. It doesn't suit your bulky self.
Cheers bro and sleep well,
hey tammy, if i can call you that,
if you're not from hagen, how do you know what the western highlands people want. right now, everything in the province is going from bad to worse. there is no new infrastructure, the roads in the city itself are deteriorating and the self esteem of the whp has been injured. the people of whp need someone to get into power and give back to whp the recognition and self esteem that it deserves. so if pias wingti can do that for the province, then so be it.
Wantok all PNGeans have an interest in who gets elected in the Western Highlands regional seat, the same as everyother seat in the country. An MP votes on legislation that affects the entire country. An MP if they become a Minister or Prime Minister exercise executive power that effects the lives of the everyone in the country. Tammy can exercise her right to object or endorse anybody contesting any one of the 109 seats in Parliament. Its called freedom of speech. It is a right that is one of the protected rights of a democratic country and the last time I checked, PNG was a democratic country.
If you haven't noticed WHP is part of PNG. And I am a citizen of PNG so i have as much right and priviledege to talk openly about issues of all provinces. Only if those suggestions and comments are constructive and will inspire people who read and have replies that will help and not hinder.
So please don't tell me to shut up. My opinion and right to speak is as good as yours.
If yu don't like it, don't reply.