TIM BONGA! He can teach us how to sing "I Can't Get No Satisfation" by the Rolling Stones, build castles on hillsides, delete the word "corruption" from our vocab and import bottled water from Taiwan to boost trade and at the same time talk diplomacy. He is the brainy one. And since there is so much corruption in PNG he should pen a book titled "It Takes A Thief To Catch A Thief". Thats why he is Chairman of PAC. It should be mandatory for every Public Servant to read and study it.
Don will never be the next PM... we had all our hopes on him the last election since he lead the biggest NA number of members from the Highlands. But all he did was bowed down to Somare. So now lus tin tin.
WE need someone young, someone more articulate with differnt ideas. a person who can see where the problems are and to act on them on the first note. in actual fact, we need more leaders like that. not the same old same old ones.
Maybe Powes Parkop mite not be the next prime minister but i like what he is doing to port moresby. especially getting the 3 big buses for the school kids. thats a long time problem and he just came and took control and found the solution. the only problem that will hinder powes from completing his duties are thick-heads who dont respect the laws.
as for the next PM....we really need a young and articulate leader to run this country.....
PS...can yu guys believe China is producing our beer now???
I THINK WE SHOULD COMPETE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF A PERSON. WE ARE RATED VEY LOW WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING A COUNTRY ON THE WORLD STANDARD,EXAMPLE BARRACK OBAMA WE SHOULD DO AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS,TEACH THE PEOPLE HOW TO VOTE WITHOUT TAKING MONEY FOR A VOTE. WE CAN DO IT, FOR THOSE SO CALLED LITERATE PNGIANS WHO HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE COUNTRY EITHER STUDYING OR WORKING.WE THE THE MIRACLE MAN TO SAVE OUR NATION. DON'T UNDERMIND YOURSELVE. YOU HAVE LEARNT THE OUTSIDE SKILLS IN A DEVELOPED COUNTRY WHICH IS AN ADVANTAGE.lET'S STAND UP TOGETHER CAUSE ONE PERSON CAN'T DO IT BY HIM/HERSHELVE.THIS THIS THE REAL WORLD WAKE UP PEOPLE
Re: Next PM to come from PNG's Elite Bag of Thieves
February 15 2009, 3:46 PM
I guess we all have our choices as to who we think may be the next PM. Some of you have said there is not one clean politician in the current government thought I disagree, I respect your opinion. We all have our opinions and beleifs. And its good it means we want change, we are longing for a good life & we want make a difference. But theres no other way, only GOD can make the difference. So commit the next elections into his capable hands and watch his miracalous power come over our beatiful nation..
Re: Next PM to come from PNG's Elite Bag of Thieves
February 16 2009, 9:19 AM
Arthur Somare is most likely to take the reigns from Sir Michael. He is currently going around defacing his dad's blunders and once he's done that - game over. The deputy might come from the niugini Islands.
Re: Next PM to come from PNG's Elite Bag of Thieves
March 9 2009, 2:42 PM
Mate I surely disagree with your point.
Have you tried looking closely at Puru Aihi or Sam Basil, I think they look and think geniunely for the developement of both thier people and the nation as a whole. We just need to study people more instead of pairap olsem ol wan kiau Pharisee.
Re: What if Desposed Bire Kimisopa is a current MP.
February 23 2009, 12:51 PM
The grand chief couldn't find any better person to fill his shoes than his longtime brother Sir J. IF critics say Authur is too young to lead the leaders, Sir J might put his hand up provided that the Munos & Waras will settle in or key portfolios.
If Bire was Gka's MP he will just be another Polye too as grand chief sees highlanders as threats to PM's post.
sepik lukim sun kam andap na sepik bai lukim sun i go daun.....
Re: What if Desposed Bire Kimisopa is a current MP.
February 24 2009, 2:18 PM
yeh is is a shame the BK was voted out of the office but the fact is that he was more concerned with NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL issues and not LOCAL issues. He put all his time and energy into issues that were too far from home hence he paid dearly for it. If he had found a good balance bewteen Local and National responsibilities I have no doubt that he would still be in.
I mean all you have to do is look around Goroka and see the state its in - service are not up to standards, roads are not looking as town roads, there isnt any beautification projects going on (apart from when important people visit -ie Aust. PM) etc. If BK only was able to allow funds to flow down or even if he had taken some basic steps to show the people that he cared for them and the town.....who knows he might be still be in.
Overall, i think elected members must first and foremost put the people who elected in as priority and take care of them and their electrate, then worry about the nation.
I agree with you, BK is always engaging in the Overseas business, and he spends less time with his people in his own Electorate. Compare with other MPs of other provinces, Kimi was absent for the good cause but just imagine other mps wasting their times in POM doing nothing.
Ya tu Somare poret lo em na edosim wanpela NA candidate lo Goroka na resis wantaim em.Maski Papa Somare givim BK Minista.
About Goroka Town,
I usually bring my sick relatives from my province to Goroka Hospital and see that the place is always full of beauty. people are friendly. I personally see Goroka town is peaceful town, even before BK got elected Goroka was ok.If you compare with other town centres, you will see the big differences yourself.
Gorokans would know and tell,why people from other provinces come to Goroka to recieve Medical services?
Anyway, I wish him back in 2012, he is still the best national leader with a greater vision for this nation.He is a Obama for PNG.
PNG needs to see change and we can't just seat around thinking everything is OK. It's time we start doing public rally on what's happening instead wasting time "paitim toktok". It's time we the true people of PNG start showing our true Nationalism.Our government is not the only government that is corrupt it's the politicans. We elect them "we have the power under the high heavens to bloody get them out to see changes". I believe my country men who knows more then me can take the lead and start organising something for the betterment if that is our democratic right.
Somare kisim ass blo Anderson Agiru...why is he so supportive of somare. The somares (sr & jr) are running the LNG show...what about the resource owners. Do we have a say? Do we have provisions in the Constitution & Law. As far as I believe and Anderson Agiru is another reformed thief & conman.
Unbelievable the lack of substance or fact in back of your opinions. You're no better than our tumbuna, you come up with some thought at the top of your head, you don't spend 2 seconds to evaluate whether your opinion makes any sense considering the realities on the ground. You just open your mouths like the airheads you are. Surely none of you can claim that you have more than a community school certificate can you?
It seems to you mangi that real qualifications, real facts and the prerequesite of being an honest person have nothing to do with selecting a leader. From these postings it looks like our PMs can be predicted instead on our gut likes, dislikes, or whether or not they're a wantok of ours. No wonder PNG is in such a mess, just look at these postings and the low level of thinking or analysis that all of them show. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. What is PNGs future when those on the internet show such shallowness in thinking?
The next prime minister of this country will not only be a papuanewgiunian but also a member of other internationalist association so definitly will be a puppet leading this little coperation known as PNG and probably carrying out some foreingers will...:P
Young people will vote for change but are too young to remember the old papuanewgiunean pride and ability of co exsistence post liberal era
I don't support any system that advocate the one party system in our great land because its not melanisian.if the next prime minister is a stooge then nothing but only some liklik rubbish policies will be change..:PeaceOut
Na see.We are now member of the apec etc etc..which is like EU and will weaken our nations sovereinity.our little pamuk relationship with australia was a embassment lately but not to the Australian-NewGiunean establishment.We walk hand in hand with the AFP.He came up to PoM for the honeymoon .Then the lapun woke up one morning had a tantrum and kick him out.
I believe Somare also show support during the war in iraq.We were clearly supporting america imposing their values on the iraqis and forgot our moral standing.I agree we can't do that much but who ever the new prime minister is just be careful who you dealing with bro.See!if you don't follow orders from your superiors you'll be dealt with like kenedy in the 60's..peaceOut
Lukim anon.When you talk bout politics some Papua new Giunians worship the corrupt ravage ground politicians walk on to the point of just being ignoranT about real political issues affecting the country.Educated people hav given up on voting.They would rather vote for the next Miss Charity of the year then for the new PM.....:PPeaceOut
The next ideal PM candidate should be Patrick Pruaitch - a graduate economist and someone who has had experience working within the private sector and now has served within the public sector for 7+ years now.
Just a suggestion
Buddy Anon, if it's surely goona be Arthur then we are going to have the Somare's running PNG for the next decade.....so from democratic to dictatorship or what??? anyway I believe Aurther went to school overseas so he must be highly educated then Sana & Betha ...I wonder what profession did he qualify in ????? NEED TO FIND MORE INFO ON HIS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND...
maski longlong nambout. Aurthur was a failure at UNITECH as well as UPNG. nogat qualification but he knows how to speak enlglish. Thats the trick laka? About Pruaitch, lets forget him as he is one of the most corrupt MP in current politics both ethically and morally. Even though he is married to a yangoruan, he still phaks around the places and has siblinsg every where. He shuts his brother in law by filling his tambus pocket with cash everyday. lol
ol lain it has been predestined that our next pm will be from the highlands but has the heart for PNG......nambis or maunten man, that does not matter. Somare closes the chapter of islands, momase and southern PM's.
How can you "make sure" another nambis person must become Prime Minister. Listen to yourself you sound so pathetic, despite whether he/she is from the highlands or coastals there are certain unique, great leaders rising up from both the highlands and the coastals who really do have the heart for the People of PNG and have the calibre to become PM. We must STOP looking at where they originate from and stop generalising. Remove this mentality its so primitive....
He has no chance of coming back. What has he done for Sandaun? He's 10yrs in politics was just a waste of time. Wanpla maus wara man stret, nogat action stret. We Sandauners will not vote him back. Our brother from Southern Highlands can come and vote for him if he sees him as his future PM.
If there is going to be a major turn in the politics of Papua New Guinea it is going to be the younger generatoins starting from 2012 and on wards. Most of our political leaders these days are not voted because of some educated oppinion, however we seem to adapt a cargo cult system of politics. therefore when you ask 'who will be the next Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea,' I am confused. Is there any possible implications that the next prime ministe will be of any difference at all from previous ones or will he or she be of some major upgrade and change to the current way of politics?
The point is that we need fresh mind and an educated perspective who is aware of every situatoins from global, corporate and societal interests. Its about time Papua New Guinea Grow up for the toddler years are over, we are sick and tired of playing in our own back yard.
Fellows if we are to vote new brand of Politicians to lead us from 2012 and onwards, lets pick up our favourite candidates from our own electorates and submit thier names to the forums. we can screen them straight away.
Realisticly its a three horse race isn't it? The three regional NA deputies: Temu (Southern), Polye (Highlands) & Pruaitch (Momase). Word is that the chief may hold on to the PM's post until the next election (health permitting) whilst "grooming" a sucessor- who will be voted as NA's next parliamentary leader in the next year or two. I reckon its all about which of these regional deputies have enough numbers?? Is this the case?
Each time I return home I notice the following that perhaps people living in PNG may not see from within.
The gap between the rich and the poor (or politicians and their voters) are growing wider and wider. People now live with crime (break-ins, rapes, hold-ups) as a norm in their day to day life. Squatter settlements are on the increase. Now I notice how fashionable it is to accuse another of sanguma to explain their ignorance and as an excuse to murder a family, a symptom of a failing state. And I always read in the news papers about our politicians announcing PNGs fast growing economy side by side with gang rapes and armed hold ups on the same pages. And recently the parliament gives itself without debate a 50% pay increase and buys a K150million luxury jet in the midst of the start of a global economic recession (the waves of financial turmoil usually hit developing countries like PNG 6 - 12 months after the developed nations). Then the papers report of cuts to Education and Health budgets the same week.
And every time I walk the streets of Port Moresby I am confronted by scenes of devastation (dilapidated buildings, leaking sewage), appalling poverty and child beggars, we are so poor. Here though I give THUMBS UP to governor Parkop for a city cleaner than when I saw it two years ago. And at home I am confronted by teachers and health workers sweating it out for months on end without pay, without equipment, medicines and my relatives all waiting for an AusAID project and the MPs donations, while my youth relatives drive down to Lae to see if they can kisim wanpla kar long salim igo long ol Hailans. I can understand why our tourism can never grow.
We have become no better than the failed states of Africa, the only difference being that our diversity has kept many tribal ambitions in check. We have a lot of resources but to remain one of the poorest countries in the world relying heavily on foreign aid for our major development programs.
The answers are simple but we need some very firm and decisive leadership either from outside or from within, perhaps the services. The first priority for this country is to establish a strong and firm Law and order system for PNG. From the Judiciary, 5 yearly law reviews (to toughen or relax accordingly), governance-ombudsmen and down to the police and army (a police state if necessary) and their numbers should be increased 10 fold. The Second priority is the need to invest very very heavily on basic education and the various arms of tertiary education as a priority. Our human resources needs tendering and developing more actively than at present. We need that human resource to take this country out of this quagmire. And please let us begin learning in English when we start school. The third priority is the resuscitation of our Health Services urban and rural, primary and secondary.
We need to change the name of our country too as a start. Throw off the colonial shackles of Africa that named the island New Guinea or the colonial Malayan word Papua. Is Paradisea a good name for our country?, what about a name in the native vernacular?
The rest of our developmental issues can then fall into place. Compensation claims relating to land development and tribal fights and killings must be suspended. Foreign investment should be welcome but as loans and management rather than to wholly own our non-renewable resources. This country definitely needs someone like Chavez to run this country.
Wantok tok blo yu em igatim strongpela minin. mi les tru lo ridim ol manmeri tok bilas lo narapela narapela.
wantok yu wokim gutpela toktok na mi amamas lo ridim stori blo yu, sarim moa ikam.
dispela kain diskasen bai kliarim tingting blo yumi wanwan na bai yumi senisim pasin blo yumi.
Ol raskol man winim las eleksen na nau ol i raunim dispela kantri na stilim moni blo pipol na wokim rongpela disisen tu na bagarapim PNG pipol.
mi tok olsem bikos ol sampela highlands MPs winim eleksen usim gun lo poretim manmeri lo vot.
Jo, you have raised two valid points, leadership and law reform.
Our leaders are self-serving and corrupt. They dont practice what they preach. All governments past and present have voiced concern about good governance and corruption but have so far paid lip service to these two issues which continue to dominate national concern.
Law Reform is a critical area in all systems of national governance. Law is not set in stone and must be constantly reviewed and adapted to changing needs and circumstances. A high priority for review and reform are PNGs criminal laws which in many cases remain those that in force in late 19th century colonial Queensland. The need to develop laws appropriate to the very different circumstances of Papua New Guinea at the outset of the 21st century hardly needs emphasis.
I do not have faith in the government system anymore. I am a proponent of military coup should the government fail. As it is, there is a plethora of evidence suggesting that the government has considerably failed its obligations and the situation warrants an intervention. However, a military coup in PNG is a chimera. The army is underfunded, incapacitated and fragmented. Soldiers have resorted into their own regional groupings and their affiliations and loyalty are closely knitted with officers from their own regions and province. We have a fragmented force which renders 'command and control' practically impossible among the rank and file should a military coup take place. It will be anarchy at its best!
A civilian power backed by the military, police, NGO and others of their ilk is an option. By and large, whether it is military or civil power, there really needs to be some rebellion against the government. Democracy is good but it is used and abused to rob the country.
I agree that there needs to be some kind of rebellion against the government, but the fewer hands that guide that rebellion, the greater the likelihood of corruption taking hold even in the rebel leaders.
Also, new laws are definitely NOT the answer to our problems. Has it escaped you that we don't even enforce the laws we have and every time you make a new law to deal with corruption, the pollies find looholes around that law. There will never be a lack of loopholes. The only way that a society starts to live according to the rule of law is when the majority see that this is the best road to a stable, productive society, such that fewer members of the society will try to spiv their way around the law.
If there was a person who stood up for PMinisters' post and wanted my support and I would do everything even if it means campaining for him half way across the world, that person would be John Pundari.
John Pundari for Prime Minister 2012...............................
First, Pundari did what any junior politician would do. In 1999, he abided by party policies,and so sided with Mekere's party and ended up as deputy PM in Mekere's led government.If the years had not changed him, they have made him more experienced in PNG politics, a bit wiser and more steadfast in decision making.
Secondly to the allegations of ballot hijacking, Pundari remains innocent until proven guilty and the courts have not done that, so I guess he is innocent. I cannot proclaim to know if he is doing a bit for his electorate, but all I can say is that if PNG at this time of great needs a person who can unite this country for the better, than John Pundari is you guy.
All the cronies are just scared if the NGRA gets in control
May 13 2009, 2:13 PM
Lets face it, all the conartits and cronies and sick sex addicts are just worried if the NGRA leads this country then they might all end up on the Island of the Poofs!
Well guess what, we are running for the next national election and presenting a candidate for the Prime Ministers position
We will be running our own election within the NGRA later this year, and that person will still be in charge by 2012 if they are still alive.
The NGRA watches it's secresy, you will never know who we are till the last moment, and on or terms, but we know exactly who all you are, we know who the spoilt little rich kids are on this website................................
I SUPPORT YOU MUNDII,DON POLYE IS MORE THAN CAPABLE TO BECOME THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF PNG AND HE WILL BE THE PM.AND TO NEB,POLYE IS NOT POWER HUNGRY LIKE THE OTHERS.TO CONCLUDE, POLYE IS A MAN OF WISDOM IS CAPABLE OF BECOMING THE NEXT PM AND HE WILL BE THE NEXT PM. POLYE I BELIEVE IN YOU.
I think the next PM should be from the East New Britain Province. Leo Dion, Dr Allan Marat or Paul Tienstin.
The ENB province and it's politicians have proven time and time again their capabilities and the administration is beyond reasonable doubt the best in PNG.
Should they team up with politicians like Don Polye, Andreson Agiru, Bart Philemon, Sam Basil, Powes Parkop, Bire Kimisopa( who i hope will come back in 2012), Pastor Issac Joseph, Sam Abal, they may be able to drag this country out of this coruption ditch that we are in.
I am not from ENB but i really admire the way they conduct themselves. They may not be all perfect but their political leaders have alot of heart for their people and it is something that alot our politicians should learn from.
Vote in an Ex Military man like Jerry Singirok, Ex Col Nuia, Ex Col Niligur, Ex Col Sasa for PM.
Na husat ex PNGDF soldier sanap lo electorate blo yu, Votim em ba kamap member.
When they get in ol mas putim wanpla lo olsem sapos kot painim yu gilty lo stilim money blo public, ol mas putim yu lo wanpla sia na displa somting ol PNG pawa i save wokim ol i kolim pawa ba pakim as blo na yu dai.
Ol man or meri kot painim ol gilti lo raipim o kilim ol susa,brata, papa, mama, anti o pupu imas kisim wankain pen.
turu tumas mi bilip tasol nau lo ol Ex soldier lo stretim yumi.
Ex boys in green how long are you guys gonna sit back and see this country rot away. You guys were and still are the guardians of the constitution so why the **** is taking you guys this long.
When you talk about patriots, em yupla ya! Yupla ino bin wokim military coup but this time(2012) do it in a different way.
Ol X statim statim wanpla pati blo yu na putim candidates lo olgeta electorate. Olgeta candidates blo yu mas ol Ex soldias tasol o polis.
Visionary leader is totally different from the rest
June 27 2012, 1:50 PM
you are contradicting your statements. "free education policy" is a foolish and lazy man's policy because it is unsustainable.
Visionary leader does not provide something in this world free of charge to the people. Those who provides free hand outs are calibers of shortsighted and leaders of low IQ.
Visionary leaders forsee the future and do not make short term benefit decisions like introducing free education policy and free health services.
True visionary leaders have the vision and the aspiriations and drive to empower the people to realize their potential and create conducive environment for the entire community memebers to become self-reliance and fend for themselves.
What visionary leaders do is that they capture the needs, dreams and aspirations of the people in the communities, provinces, and the nation and think outside of the box to provide solutions for the problems and challenges faced by the people, community, districts, province and the nation as a whole.
Therefore, a visionary leader is a leader by default. Not a yoyo or someone who says one thing at the first place and then do other thing in the second place. A true visionary leader must stand on his own principles and uphold the morals of upright leaders and the laws of the constitution at all times.
A visionay leader is someone who does something differently in a unique way thus adding flavour to the commonly used and understood methods. Visionary leaders do things that will impact the whole community, sociey and the nation at a larger scale.
Rethink about visionary leaders... don't just say someone is visionary leader because that person speaks the word or believed to be visionary.
Re: Visionary leader is totally different from the rest
July 12 2012, 1:21 PM
Really! What about the free education system in all public schools in Australia and other countries around the world. Why can't we the general hard working public benefit from the economic boom of this country. For us tax payers, why can't we get something in return such as the free education and free health care?
I say its time we start benefiting. If somebody's policy offers to lift a little burden off my shoulder, and if its going to benefit all the simple people of this great and blessed land, I say we give it to them. We have been suffering for far too long. People need these basic services to help them survive. If health care is free than Hallelujah.... this are the kind of services the people back in our villages need.
The Nationalist must be from a well off family to be making these statements or must be residing somewhere in Australia or US and doesn't know the needs of the people back in his/her village. What a shame! You maybe one of the big benefactors of the Somare regime.
To me, regardless of all the rules he may have bended or broken, his policies and execution answered the prayers of the silent majority and that is why he has become popular. Things happen in the last moments of 2011 that gave the people a glimpse of hope and what we have been missing out on. In my opinion, O'Neil maybe the new modern Prime Minister that will set the standard for every other Prim Ministers to be measured against.
Have open mind about both sides of the "FREE" service policy
July 12 2012, 3:52 PM
I acknowledge your comment as your views are what most people thinking about the free health care and free education.
But I want to tell you the truth. And Honestly, the truth will hurt your feelings.
Just for your information otherwise you may think that I live in Australia or America or from a well off family.
I want to make it clear to you that I am a village boy, who grew up in the rural village, attended primary school, pursued to high schools in one of dthe toughest provinces in the highlands where schools and studies are always being compromised with politics, law and order, poor road conditions, poor health services, poor educational infrastructures and so forth. Despite all these setbacks, I pursued secondary and further to university.
Education and Health Services are compulsory government services. No matter what it should remain as a policy and every government should know that education and health services are compulsory for Papua New Guineans and therefore should be subsidised. The government should meet 50% or 75% if it has budget surplus and parents gets the other half or quarter. That is fair and sound policy.
Ok. I just clarify you on the free health and education policy in Australia and America and other developed countries. It is unrealitic to compare our country with those developed countries. Those countries, that is if they truely provide government services like health and edcuation then they are well off and none off and almost 65% of the population have accessed to better health and education services from the private institutions because they are wealthy and well off so could afford those services.
The free thing policy is to entertain the middle class or the poor who could not affort the luxury. But then the free service still remains optional given the fact that people in the middle class and the well off do not believe in free services because they value their health and the education very much.
Lets come back to our country call PNG. Papua New Guinea is a developing nation. Most of the people are still living in the rural places and cannot afford luxury.
Then lets look at the infrastructures of the health and edcuation facilities in Papua New Guinea. Almost 95% of the basic infrastructures of the country, meaning country wide, no exception to towns and cities are in a deteriorating state.
The government is talking big but she can not even make maintainence for those infrastructures. And now O'Neil and Namah, these two low IQ men are talking about providing free education and free health services. They are out of their mind. They are taking advantage of the poor and uneducated people of PNG.
I tell these politicians are fooling Papua NEW Guineans that they would continue to provide free services for health and education in their terms. Just after the elections come August, most of the our children who are studying at schools, high schools and secondary schools will be sent back home because there won't be money provided by the government to complete the term. They have fooled the nation!!!! What a waste of time and nonsense to the developement of the intellectuals of the future of the nation!!!
And most important, Oneil government will having very high expectations from the windfalls and revenue of the PNGLNG Project and has borrowed 7billion from the Exem Bank of China. It will be a mammoth task for the next government to repay the loan with interest.
In other terms, such a huge loan will cost this country in the future and I will tell you how! The predictions of the PNG Project is based on estimations of the current world finacial trend.
Some how if the prices of the oil and gas and other commodity falls then, it will be a big threat for this nation that is promoting big resources developments.
Anyway, I can not go further.
Rethink again about what I have said earlier. I see that you have limited idea about the current government's political gymmicks using the term "FREE" to lure the attention and minds of the voters.
Paias Wingti was the first to put a national free education policy in place. The nation could not afford it. The result was incredible high debt to the IMF and World Bank that caused PNG to suffer for years during the 1990's.
Now Peter O'Neill has done it again. And again we seem to have blown out our national debt, this year alone to the tune of K500 million. But you don't care do you, that SOMEONE has to pay for that free education eventually and that will include all the taxpayers who will have to pay back the debt PLUS interest monies.
Nothing is free in this world. There is no such thing as 'free education' anywhere in the world. Please lusim ignorance blo yu.
If this free education gave a chance for everyone including the unfortunate in the villages to have a shot at getting educated like you, I'd damn say it's worth it. It this puts the government in debt, I'd say F#$K yeah. This policies are something worth taking the risk for. Of course it will not benefit us in the very near future, but to the point of the Nationalist, it will greatly benefit the country greatly in 10 to 20 years time.
So now its time for us simple hard working tax paying people and all the simple subsistence farmers in the villages to benefit. So we are 100% behind O'Neil and PNC's policies. You all big timers can sit down relax and enjoy the ride. Oh yeah, its going to be a really, really long ride.
Harim i no arem. Harim gut, sapos yu laik tok pisin tok stret na noken raitim krangi nambaut. The future PM will be NONE of the idiots mentioned in this thread. O'Neill will come back and then before his term finishes a new leader will replace him because he is going to jail along with Belden Namah to serve his time for contempt.
Two political strategist are at the back of the recent political scene
July 6 2012, 9:41 AM
Time and opportunity (chance) comes to any man. One of the best example we have observed in PNG recently is the when O'Neil became the PM of the land. He surprised the whole nation because no one thought of him in the first place.
There common names of influential people like Sir Mekere, Bart Philemon, Powes Parkop, Polye, Duma, Puka Temo, Ipatas and so fort.
Mr. O'Neil and Belhan Nemah were so quite but somehow they became the PM and the DPM respectively.
So bear in mind the time and chances comes to everybody in this world. Man can say this and that but when these two factors, time and chance favors you, I tell you that anybody can do the unexpected.
Once again, we live in the land of the unexpected! And therefore, something that we do not anticipate are most like to happen given all the unstability in our political and governance systems.
Just for discussions.....I just want to propose two significant politicans who are on the scene of all political events in PNG. They are from different sides of the scenario. From my observations, these two guys are hiding at the scene and engineering everything that happens in the political life of PNG.
These two guys are no other than Former Governor for Western Highlands Province, Mr. Pais Wingti and Former Governor for Southern Highlands province and now his an intending candidate for the Hela Provincial Seat, Mr. Anderson Pawa Agiru.
Now Wingti is the main political engineer in the formation of the O'Neil-Nemah Government. One obvious evident of Wingti influencing the government is this: Wingti's PDM Party leader Michael Ogio became the GG as soon as O'Neil became the PM.
O'Neil is a tea boy for Pais Wingti........Pais is using O'Neil as his scapegoat or puppet..wait and see.
One the other political scene, Anderson Pawa Agiru was engineering the NA led government. When the Old Somare was the PM, Agiru control and engineer the system. Not Paul Tenstein of Authur, these are small boys to Agiru, Agiru was advising all of them what to say and do.
Now after the 2012 elections, given that Pais Wins WHP regional seat and Anderson Pawa Agiru wins Hela governor seat. It will be a intelligent and great mind game at the formation of the new government. PNG will witness who or which of these two highlanders are smarter!!!
Lets anticiapte for some very interesting events come July 27th and onwards.
If someone has been observing these two guys, then you will prove me correct.
Re: Two political strategist are at the back of the recent political scene
July 6 2012, 9:55 AM
Isn't it sad that all this politicing is for no other purpose but grabbing and holding onto power (the key to great wealth in PNG) and none of it is being done towards improving the lives of the average citizen of this country.
we educated elites are part of the problem because we treat this politicing as if it were a sport. Meanwhile, babies are dying and people are suffering. We couldn't be bothered about all that, could we?
Its seems that time is catching up with our lives on earth and therefore can not entertain people who could not discuss something that are of substance and of national importance.
This forum is a very important avenue where educated people with smart brains share and rationally argue on ideas and views rather than saying the "YES" or "NO" kind of kindagarden stuff way back in the community school.
It does make us laughable when any Tom, Dick and Harry posting all their individual gabages which does seems useless to the eyes of rational people.
I think we need to eliminate those half brain people who throw everything like pigs and dogs who do not know what they are putting into their mouths.
It is childish and thus devalue the standard of discussion to a very very low standard when we individual persons putting up names of our own cronies or candidates without exactually understanding their leadership qualities and also without giving a bit of thought to others who have different perceptions about the leaders.
We must be smart and ignit and motivate people to think and argue in a more educated and intelligent way rather than thinking with the confinements of our particular environment.
"Nationalist".Mi igat wanpela question lo askim yu. Tokim mipela.
Tingim olsem wanem lo go skul nating na kisim marasin nating polosi blo Pita O,Nama,em bai istap inap lo neks 5pela yias? na tu ol bai kisim moni lo we na lukautim disla naispla polosi?
Not free handout----empower people to make money on their land
July 9 2012, 9:23 AM
As I have said earlier. There is nothing free of charge on this planet. O'Neil-Nemah's free health or education policy is a political gymmicks to lure the attention of the voters of Papua New Guinea.
The truth hurts in such a time like now and in needs. Infact, O'Neil Nemah government is dictated by someone at the back........old cronies of the political games.
Infact, that two free hand out policy is a lazy man's policy and will never and ever work out well right.
The free health care, is really lovable because there is alot of costs involved according to the different processes and costs incurred in managing the health facility or the health system in the country. Peter Oneil and Nemah do not know how to manage and provide a quality health services in this country. They are unrealistic in introducing free health care services. "Displa kain policy bai bagarapim health services na system lo country lon bihain taim". Em policy blo ol self-claimed leaders nogat gutpla na longpla tintin.
Free education. It is also a poolish and lazy man's policy. It is unsustainable in the next 3 to 5 years or in the near future. " Displa kain policy tu em policy blo ol longlong leaders, ol no save gud lon consequences lon bihain" These leaders are foolish.
Free edcuation policy will spoil the future of our children and is unsustainable.
PNG need new government who has the vision to empower the people to tilt the land make money from the soil. Not free hands out coming from to be leaders on the streets. These are not attributes of good and wise leaders.
We need a government that will provide subsidies to rural farmers to cultivate their land and then sale their produce at market to earn money and pay school fees or for their own living.
What the new government need to do is to empower community to tap into agricultre and while people are busy with their land. The government has to secure markets overseas or within the country.
The government has to build effective road networks to all the districts so that the village farmers will access to better roads and transport their produce to the nearest markets.
The government has to establish local markets for the local community to sale their produce. Those farmers who produce crops at large scale need to be sold in bags and mass production to mining companies and oversease.
For instance, lets look at the GOROKA MARKET. The market need to be upgraded to a well organized and regulated market like the one in Western Highlands Province.
I see that the leaders in Goroka are bounce of fools. Even the Mal Smith, doesn't know the needs of the Goroka and Eastern highlands People of Papua New Guinea. He is here to exploit the resources and land of the EH People leaving nothing tangible for the people and the future generation.
Therefore, we need good leadership in this country plus a good leader for estern highlands.
So when we discuss issues of national importance, we don't have to narrow our thinking within the confinements of our village or electorate or particular settings.
We must have open might and be able to argue on them and then provide our rationals or reasons why we say this and that. Finally, we have to make a good recommendation on our arguements.
Re: Watch Out for Bire Kimi and Robert Lepatu if they win?
July 7 2012, 12:49 PM
I admire the characteritics and leadership qualities Bire Kimi posses in his last term in parliment before being voted out in 2007. He was one of those potential candidates for PM but unfortunately didn't make it back after 2007 election.EHP will go to polling next week Tuesday 10/07/12 and strong and visionary leaders like him should be sent back.A thought for the APOS to consider...
People have the power to mend or break their leaders
July 9 2012, 9:07 AM
Good leaders leaders do have their bad leadership qualitiesd as well. I also admire his leadership in the past because of one thing. That one thing is most leaders and MPs in PNG lacks now. Bire Kimisopa is a strong faithful christian who does not compromised with corruption. He fears God. I admire him because of that quality. Because that is what PNG need in order for national prosperity...other leaders is nill of this particular leadership quality.
But what makes me think twice is this: How comes such a God fearing leader is not being re-elected back in 2007!!!
One thing that humiliate good leaders is because they concentrate too much of their time and resources at the national politics and do litle for their respective electorate that mandated them.
So to be wise and continue to bring development and government services to the people, the people in the rural communities is to empower them and bring their status up.. That is to say establishing your background where you will get your support and stregnth.
If you do not get your priorities right and bla bla everywhere, you are just like throwing your spear or stone at anything when just hearing the sound/noise of a bird.
So we can continue to admire leaders but the most important thing that the leaders have to consider first is their particular communities, districts and electorates, not the whole Papua New Guinea. When you satisfy the needs of your very people then your electorate will again mandate you to pursue national politics.
If you do not then, the very people that vote you into parliament have the power to break you down.
All wait till they declare Prof. John Nonggorr for the WHP Regional Seat... I am telling you now that he will be the next Prime Minister for PNG and the whole of PNG will change. We need well educated guys like him to control the nations affairs not some idiots like O'neil, Nama, Somare, Wingti blah blah blah... our country needs to change and we need to have guys who have outside influence and who are well respected outside of our little nation to rule our beautiful country PNG..
PROF. JOHN NONGGORR is the next potential PM for PNG if he gets the WHP Regional Seat...
The words of Talkative people are not always manifested in their actions. One of the significant example of a national leaders who talk alot about ethics and transparent leadership is Arnol Amet. You know what happened to him when he got into parliament.
He was talking too much in parliament... not about developments and change but talking nonsense and wasted alot of taxes payers money.
There are bounce of to be leaders who talk alot but their actions seems to be questionable or very limited and are unable to change people mindsets, living standards, the community and the districts.
We don't neccessarily need such people to become the PM. We want people who talk less but to the reality and does alot of actions. We the people, the simple grassroots people back in the communities will prove these kinds of leaders as true leaders because they can walk the talk.
So now I would like to say that your choice of leadership in Prof. John Nogorr to become the PM is premature. You can not assume someone with the titles like Professors,Masters and Degrees to automatically become the PM. To become the leader in political arena is totally different from being leader in the academic area.
Therefore, we have to differentiate the different kinds of leadership in all forms and sectors of orgnanisations. It never work when we assume that the leadership in business or academic environment can easily be applicable in the political environment. They are totally different fields and environment altoghter.
Therefore, do not become blind and being limited in your understanding and analysis of choosing the right leaders that will really understand the problems and challenges of the nation from the simple people in the rural areas to the streets dwellers, the middle class group and finally the well off category.
A leader by default the solution to the peoples lives and the communities' districts, provinces and the nations' problems.
You don't know the qualities Prof. John Nonggorr has got so pls reserve your opionions to yourself. Mr Nonggorr fyi is recognised by the well developed countries and we need people like him to be in parliament to make things happen for this nation and bring PNG back to where it used to before.. Mind you Mr. Nonggorr just doesn't talk or speak out unnecessarily like some activists do he is someone who speaks out when he sees that things are not right.. further more he is living a comfortable life much more better than a prime minister he has everything someone would want, however, he doesn't want to grow old regretting he had done nothing for the nation when he had a chance too for this reason he decided to contest the Western Highlands Regional Seat.. so whether he wins or not it will not make a difference to Mr Nonggorr he is contesting just so he doesn't get to regret it later..whether he gets in or not he doesn't care so long as he tried it's the people's choice and they have already spoken through the ballot papers now we'rejust waiting on who will become the next MP and if Mr Nonggorr gets in he will definitely be the next PM and when he does you will see for yourself and maybe regret later on why you said what you said... so lets just not be judgmental here like you said it's still premature to be judging.. the debate is about who would be the next PM and that was my opionion...
Ok thats your opinion. Before we pursue, can you substantiate your arguments for proposing the possibility of Professor John Nogorr becoming the Priminister of Papua New Guinea??? That would shed some lights into our discussions.
How wisely we have voted, you say? WHAT????!!!?!!! Haven't you been reading the papers??????!?!?!!?!?!?!?!
The whole election has been a scam. There is corruptoin from top to bottom so how come you can so easily point your fingers at us it didnt matter how we voted the corrupt people are making sure that there boys win the contests.
why dont you start reading whats going on in this country.........