Media must ask Government on outstanding legislation

Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil urged media to take government to task about the delay in passing very important legislations still before Parliament.

He questioned why the National Government is rushing to pass the Organic Law on National and Local-level Government Elections, to amend the 2017 National Election dates and fees when other legislations of national importance are being neglected.

Basil told Loop PNG, the media must do a follow up on the overdue passage of the Organic Law on Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates, Independent Commission Against Corruption Bill (ICAC) and others.

Opposition Leader Don Polye in TV Wan Nau talk back show last night said the government’s urgency of changing the election dates is a cause for concern.

He said the changes are orchestrated by the Government to suit its own political interest.

Leader of Government Business, James Marape when contacted advised Loop PNG that the government Caucus have yet to confirm Parliament Notice Paper for the January 24 sitting.    


Charles Yapumi