Opposition labelled Gov’t as ‘blaming gov’t’

Opposition Leader Don Polye has labelled the current O’Neill-Dion Government as a ‘Government of blame, blame and blame’.

Speaking to reporters in a media conference today in Port Moresby, Polye says the government has been blaming the past governments, leaders, public servants and citizens of this country without having a solution for that particular issue.

He was responding to the latest media statement from the Education Minister who had claimed that more than K50 million have been lost in the education system.

“The government knows nothing about providing solutions to prolonged challenges and corruptions.

“The government doesn’t have eyes to see, notice and arrest corruption like the loss of K50 million,” he said.

Polye said the government is good at reporting on the situation but lacks the drive to devise strategies and solutions to improve such situations.

He said the implementation of the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) policy was rushed without stringent guidelines in place to guard against such abuse of public funds.

“It is so easy to tell the nation of K50 million lost to ‘ghost’ names…but is it not the government’s prime role to fix the problem by arresting and prosecuting and preventing similar corrupt practices?” Polye asked.

He said it is easier to be wiser after the incident like discovering of the loss ofK50 million but it takes real wisdom and insight to foresee the on-coming challenges and develop mechanisms to prevent it.

“This government is blind and doesn’t have the ability or the foresight to prevent such incidents,” Polye said.