Cancellation of Leader’s Summit a disgrace: Polye

The postponement of the Leaders’ Summit is a disgrace, says Opposition Leader Don Polye.

The two-day event which was supposed to take place on Tuesday but was cancelled  by the Chief Secretary to Government, Isaac Lupari in front of Cabinet Ministers, Departmental and Statutory heads, District Development Authority CEOs, Development Partners, and Business executive at the Stanley Hotel.

Lupari said many parliamentarians were absent and were unable to attend and were in their electorates after two weeks of Parliament sessions.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who was expected to open the summit highlighting his government’s achievement since assuming office in 2012 was also not present when the announcement was made.

Polye said the rescheduling shows the incompetency of the O’Neill–Dion Government because they have nothing to show; only running the economy down with all the inflated infrastructure costs centred in Port Moresby.           

The Leaders’ Summit will now be held from February 27-28.

Charles Yapumi