Ganim was responding to a Post-Courier's report today (Oct 17 – p5) issued by Roy Kipalan, President of Wabag Rural LLG that "Corruption was so rife in the province" although he did not specifically justify his call.
Ganim who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Referral Committee on Education (PRCE) said comments by Kipalan were malicious in that it was made to express frustration over his removal as Chairman of Education in the District. Earlier Kipalan was also removed as Deputy Governor (Enga).
"These are words of an angry and disappointed person.
"Infact, he should ask himself why he was removed from these portfolios," Ganim said.
The Wabag MP alleged that Kipalan was an intending candidate for the Wabag Open Seat in 2017 elections and such comments were baseless and only political propaganda to seek mileage in his self-centred course.
Ganim said since taking office in 2012, his focus has been to "Return to basics" and most of these services in Health, Education, Law and Order, Infrastructure, and Economic Services including Agriculture have been reinvigorated and functioning.
“Maramuni sub-district for example is no longer a neglected place, but one of change which includes installation to telecommunication (both Telikom and Digicel). Police patrols, medical team visits, teachers posting to schools which have been re-opened, community involvement in sawmilling and maintaining rundown schools and health centres, many more such activities,” Ganim said in a statement.