Ipatas: MPs had the opportunity to deliver

Those in Parliament now, including the Opposition, had their chance but did not deliver anything, says Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas.

Sir Peter was at Ambum valley, Enga Province, speaking to more than 2000 residents during the weekend.

“There is no leader or a group that can make miracles. Everyone that is in Parliament now have utterly wasted their time,” he told parents, students and teachers on Saturday.

People must understand that leaders do not have the extraordinary ability to address issues overnight, he added.

Sir Peter stated that he is committed to supporting Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the coalition partners to continue to deliver much-needed services and projects to the people.

“My people must be informed that I am part of a performing government that requires our support to continue to deliver to the people.”

Concerning Enga, he said successive governments and leaders had looked down on the province for many years, neglecting it.

“No government or leader wanted to know about us in the last 15 years. It was this government that had started giving us what we deserved about four years ago.”

On Saturday, 29 learning institutions (elementary school to high school) from the valley gathered at Omain village with placards to receive the leader, who is also known as the father of education.

(Sir Peter Ipatas talking to locals at Omain village in the Ambum area last Saturday.)

Philip Kepson