Political Parties Expo planned

The Registry of Political Parties has planned out its activities for the next 5 years.

The activities include raising awareness through expos, conducting workshops and mentoring programs.

The ultimate aim is to strengthen the system of parliamentary democracy and the party system in the country.

The registry will conduct nationwide awareness on political parties, a mentoring program for respective political parties and run learning and development workshops in 2021 to prepare the parties for the 2022 national election.

A new initiative that the Registry undertakes is the Political Parties Expo.

The Expo is the first in which the registry will roll out this month.

“The Registry has no funds to roll this out but we were fortunate to get assistance from the United Nations Development Programme. It is a long term activity that the Registry has to continue to promote in the years to come but dependable on funding from the government,” said Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu.

The aim of the Expo is to promote political parties; getting them closer to the people and to encourage Papua New Guineans to become financial members of political parties.

Papua New Guineans as members of political parties can contribute meaningfully to the development and decision making within political parties, added Gelu.

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Carolyn Ure