Church calls for transparent government

The Port Moresby Diocese Archbishop and General Secretary of Catholic Bishop’s Conference are calling on elected members to form a transparent government….a government that is by the people and for the people.

Sir John Ribat and Father Victor Roche are also calling on citizens to exercise calm, peace and patience as we await the announcement of the country’s next Prime Minister.

They are also calling on candidates who lost the elections to accept defeat and refrain from engaging in violence.

Furthermore, the country also has a lot to learn from the 2017 National General Elections.

Father Victor said one of the most important lessons drawn from this election, as observed by the commonwealth observer group, is the discrepancies in the Electoral Roll and incidences of vote buying.

He further stated, through media reports and observation, this election by far has recorded the highest number of brutal killings and destruction of properties.

The electoral process will be over soon hence, everyone must reflect on the events and aspire to build a better nation.

Carolyn Ure