Political parties urged to work with communities nationwide

The Registry of Political Parties is encouraging political parties to cultivate and grow their roots in the communities throughout the country.

Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu said parties must not exist only in Port Moresby and not only in certain provinces in the country.

Dr Gelu said the Organic Law requires all the parties to be nationally based, that is they must be represented in all parts of the country.

This also requires them to put up candidates in all the different parts of the country.

“The Registry would be monitoring this aspect of geographical representation by parties closely.

“The Registry hopes that new political parties have done the ground work by connecting with the people.

“The connection the Registry is anticipating is in the policies of the political parties,” Dr Gelu said.

He added that the people must know the policies of the parties thus to enable the voters to make inform decisions on who to vote and how to vote in the election.

Quintina Naime