Don Polye

Polye: Why political stability, it’s been abused and misused

Polye issued the warning while commenting on leaders including the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill calling for political stability.

“I would like our people to understand it. Stability must be conditional. When you have got a poor, rogue leadership running the affairs of the country, political stability is dangerous for our country.

Ganim calls on Polye to stop misleading people

Ganim made the call today after allegations by Polye that he (Ganim) allegedly assault a young lawyer Laken Lepatu Agilo in Wabag last Thursday.

Ganim told Loop PNG that the allegations by Polye were not true and being politicised.

He said Agilo was doing awareness but saying things defamatory against the current Government.

“As the mandated leader, I walked over to the young lawyer and told him to stop and referred him to the police.

“I did not even assaulted him as claimed by Polye,” Ganim said.

Works Minister blasts Polye over misleading information

Awesa said Polye should not play politics with road infrastructure, as it is the O’Neill Government that has delivered more and better roads than any Government in the past, including in the Kandep district.

“Regardless of the Member’s false and hollow claims, there is a substantial National Government road sealing program underway in Kandep, as there is around the nation.

"Our Government has been undertaking one of the most intensive road building and rehabilitations programs in our history.

Opposition Leader expresses sorrow at passing of Sir Michael Ogio

Government House confirmed the passing of Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio late on Saturday afternoon in an official statement. The statement said Sir Michael passed away at his State house residents at about 4.30pm.

“It saddens me, that late Sir Michael Ogio passed away while in the office. The late Sir Michael Ogio is the second Governor General to die in office.

PNG has lost a humble and a dedicated Governor-General who has quietly served the country.

Polye calls on O’Neill to tell the truth on cash flow issue

Polye made the call today at a media conference in Port Moresby. He said the recent acquisition of the controversial land deal by two senior ministers and other departmental heads have proven that the country was not financially broke.

"How could you say the country is facing cash flow problem when millions of Kina have been used by ministers in  illegal and corrupt ways?" Polye asked.

He said O'Neill must be transparent in decisions and not 'passing buck' to ministers.

Landowners seek answers from Opposition

The landowners met with the Opposition on Thursday and raised their concerns.

Landowner and Chairman of the Gabadi village pressure group, John Ovia asked the Opposition to step in, to help reclaim the land which Defence Minister, Fabian Pok and State Enterprise Minister, William Duma are both being implicated.

The land in question is portion 406, 411, 415, 422, 423 and 154.

Ovia and fellow landowners have called on outsiders involved in the land deal to free up their land.

Polye calls for tougher penalties on senior ministers in Government

He said failure by the Prime Minister to impose tougher disciplinary actions against the two ministers goes to expose O’Neill’s failure to fight corruption among his cabinet members.

“Let me remind the PM that Papua New Guineans are intelligent and they are watching and judging every step of the government,” Polye said.

The private purchase of the land valued at K46.6 million by Kumul Consolidated Holdings b onehalf of the State on a the company in question with links to a senior cabinet minister had been the hot question in the second week of Parliament sitting.

Polye calls for transparent elections

Polye made the call when responding to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s call on politicians to let Gamato carry out his constitutional duties in handling the election.

 He said the Commissioner’s conduct so far had proved that he was not discharging his constitutional duties independently as he should have been.

Polye said he has only been guiding the Electoral Commissioner to perform his constitutional duties to deliver a free and fair election.

He said Gamato’s conduct has already started the process of rigging the election process.

Government to release IMF Report soon

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill revealed this on Monday when speaking at the inaugural National Press Club in Port Moresby.

He said the only issue which is delaying the release of the report was that the Central Bank was relating to the foreign exchange levels.

O’Neill added that the Government was satisfied with the report and will release it soon.

“We, as government has no issues whatsoever with the report and the Treasury Department will release the report.

Polye calls for clarification on Indonesian printing firm

Opposition leader Don Pomb Polye called on Gamato to reveal more facts about the ownership of the Pura Group which is responsible for the printing.

Polye claimed that there was more to the printing deal than meets the eye.

“I ask Gamato to continue to reveal who owns the PNG agent company of the ballot papers printing in Indonesia.

“I have reliable information that the agent is owned by an MP who is aligned to the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s PNC party,” said Polye.