Re: Dont be confused!March 15 2012 at 11:25 AM
Response to Dont be confused!
Stonhet, your ideas are NOT the pathway to good governance. Yes, local members must represent their area but only terms of giving their local area a voice at the national level. If all the MPS were spending their time trying to bring back cargo to their areas, this would completely destroy any possibility for national planning. A Forestry Minister would take bribes (thus destroying the national interest) so that he could use that bribe money to help his people in his district. But in taking that bribe, he has helped drive another nail into the coffin of PNG itself.
not in any developed country will you find this childish attitude that the purpose of pollies is to bring cargo back from the national capital to give to those who voted for the pollie. Yes, it happens to an extent, but you can't see hardly any results back home of what a British or an Aussie pollie has done for his people. Any significant infrastructure and other development usually comes from another source-related to economic activities, which generates more tax money, which can then be used to build infrastructure. Roads, power lines, etc are not the expertise of politicians but national planners who then choose - hopefully, free of political interference -- what is the most cost-effective instrastructure to build in the country, based on the likelihood of that infrastructure generating enough economic growth and increased tax monies to pay back the government in terms of increased revenue.
That's the only way a country can get ahead. Somare did NOT fail by not "bringing development to Sepik" because that was never the role of a good national politician. Where he failed was in steering us down the wrong direction in NATIONAL policy, thus opening the doors to all kinds of new problems we could certainly live quite nicely without!
| You are confused yourself||stonet||Mar 16, 2012, 2:57 PM|
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