​Parkop’s party focuses on reviving economy

The Social Democratic Party is focused on bringing Papua New Guinea’s economy back on track.

Party leader and sitting Governor for the National Capital District, Powes Parkop, says they aim to address the economic situation that the country is facing with their economic policy plan.

Parkop highlighted that the economic situation includes unemployment, debt level, money supply among people and foreign exchange crises.

The Party policies include accelerating economic growth, lowering personal taxes, creating more local jobs, promoting tourism industries and building quality infrastructure and transport.

“Our Party is a party of solution, we are here to find solution, offer solution, prescribe solution and implement solution,” said Parkop.

“Our priorities will be the need to get the economy on track, feed our people, educate our children, attend to their health and raise the standard of living, giving them a better quality of life.

“This plan shows our readiness to be the leader of forming the next Government.”

Parkop added that they also aim to align with parties that have the people’s mandate as their policy platform to provide coalition support.

“We are a new Party established in 2012 with only three members at that time, however the Party has now grown to 45 candidates,” stated the Governor.

“We are not going to be part of a coalition to form Government just to gain numbers, but we want to form coalition with parties that have similar policy platforms.

“We are determined to be a substantive partner to contribute to outcomes that our nation and people need.”

Parkop added that the Party’s policies may not be conventional but they strongly believe that they will work in PNG.

Quintina Naime