PDM was branded a Power Play Party, moved with money with no aims and mindpower.
NA with P.Yama declared war against it and trully PDM is killed - one reason being placing cronies and cohorts from the Kanage posts up to Somare posts. Every wells were filled with PDM.
Apart from other reshuffles recently, i have dought on how Masket Iangalio will take Sir Henry ToRoberts post. If his term expires, he should be replaced with someone who has never set foot on Parliament or someone outside NA boundaries.
Masket should wait for 2007 or can be an Advisor behind some executive posts, though I admire his leadership qualities. Masket is a down-to-earth simple man, but replacing Sir Henry, NA will attract more criticisms. Already people are searching past appointments if there are stringly attached with NA. "No more footballing and politics in posts".
People with Big hearts, and power bureaucratic minds will only turn PNG acround for a better.
I don't think Iangilio deserve the post. He Masket should never be given post but to go home and reflect of what should be done if he is re-elected again in 2007. NA, PPP and PAP are playing scape goat politics.. that could lead to dictatoral administration. Chief Somare should never listen to his cronies that have been jumping floors like snails that only comes out from its hiding when it rains... Power and supremacy is the realm of today's politics in PNG.
What happen to the national objective and goals in 1979 that the then Chief Somare said to uphold? When would it be implemented or is it another social policy of nepotism!!!!!!!
I wish the late Sir Okuk was around! He was the best in the Political arena. Long live the Highlands King of politics.
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??!!
Whatever happened to this Governments promise of merit based appointments to top jobs?
A swift glance over my credential reveal
1.Excellent Academic Grades(multiple post graduate)
2.Career Public Servant.
3.Continuity and Longevity and Loyalty in the same Department.
4. No Desciplinary Record.
5. No Criminal Record.
6. Sound and Stable Domestic(Family)Record.
7. Sound christian foundation though not a Religious Fanatic.
8. No Political Affilliations.
On merits, I should be eligible for some of the CEO's and Departmental Head positions but they don't get to be advertised do they, so people like me can apply? People like me don't have a Minister or a political party carrying my CV around in their brief case to trade for positions and to secure the number support to keep the government in office.
It is mind boggling that another PNG'n can earn more than the above average senior public servant like me. I am on a level 16 salary which is a pittance compared to what Mr. Yangalio is quoted to be recieving as salary. Wow!!!
But for some of us, job satisfaction loyalty dedication and service to our people is important.
I totally agree with you.And to top off Iangalio's credentials,wasn't he declared bankrupt a couple of years back?If it didn't proceed then some company definitely started to wind him up and that should be enough to cast his financial credibility in doubt,same as it has done for Haiveta who has had someone try to wind him up recently,and Yama(the list goes on).
Recycled beauracrats a waste of resources.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 8 2003, 7:09 PM
This government should start changing the trend that we have carried with us right throughout our political history.At the start of their tenure there was alot of promise for merit based appointments and I am not saying that Masket does not deserve his appointment but rather that now is the time to have some new blood into the system.The older statesmen like Masket, Sir J,Kipanlang etc have already tried, our present pridicament is testament to their inability to produce the goods when required.
The Chief has to live-up to the promises he first made to our fathers when he led us to independence.Papua New Guinea today belongs to leaders of tomorrow and isn't that what the five-point plan is all about? Promotion of sustainable development by encouraging integral human development.In other words developing todays human resource for a better tommorow.
The pecks and privilledges that come with the jobs are are far cry as well.How on Gods good earth are we supposed to fight ourselves out of the recesses of economic depression - bankruptcy so to speak -- if we continue to allow leaders to lead lives of luxury? It is unfathomable and mind boggling to think that we can allow more weight/burden to be placed onto an already sinking ship!