The Alliance

The Alliance wants all generations involved

Political party member, Brian Kramer, explained that the former PNG Constitutional Democratic Party will change the way political parties are run in PNG and have its members dictate its decisions.

Member for Madang, Kramer, is the driving force behind this party.

But he explains that unlike other political parties, The Alliance will not let the political head run or take advantage of the party; it will be solely controlled by its members.

The Alliance to file Supreme Court reference

Member for Madang, Bryan Kramer, says he has instructed the party’s counsel, Nemo Yalo, to file a Supreme Court reference that will challenge the 18 month grace period.

He is of the view that the 18 month grace period undermines democracy.

“We are also going to be filing a constitutional reference in relation to the disbursements of DSIP funds, seeking a Supreme Court reference on constitutional questions as to the distribution of the DSIP funds that favour members of government and prejudice members of the opposition,” he said.

New political party emerges

Party president and former police commissioner and chief ombudsman, Sir Ila Geno, today announced the formation of the new party – The Alliance – in Port Moresby.

The Alliance is borne out of a number of likeminded members of parliament, particularly from the Opposition, consisting of different political parties and Independent MPs.

Sir Ila said rule of law, governance and effective public service administration, monitor and check corruption is the core responsibility of The Alliance.

Agarobe urges Papuan leaders to stand together

In a statement, the Governor said: “Here in Central Province, the people have been clear in their choice of leadership. Out of the five members elected to Parliament, only one affiliates with the Alotau camp, and that is the member re-elect for Abau, Sir Puka Temu. 

“We have each campaigned to get mandate from our people to serve them, but let us be united to serve them.

“We must act and act as a team to restore a government for all that’s serious about real and equal service delivery.”

Alotau, Kokopo camps to arrive in POM

In less than 24 hours, the elected MPs of the 10th Parliament will vote for the country’s new Prime Minister.      

The People’s National Congress Party-led coalition is expected to arrive on a chartered flight in the nation’s capital around midday.

On the other hand, the Kokopo camp, led by National Alliance and PANGU Party, are tight-lipped about their estimated time of arrival because of incidences of abduction and assaults on the Alliance members.

However, a declared MP confirmed with Loop PNG that they will be arriving today.

The Alliance boasts 47 MPs

The Alliance comprises these parties; National Alliance, PANGU Party, PNG National Party, People’s Movement for Change, Melanesian Alliance, Coalition for Reform Party, Melanesian Liberal Party, PNG Party and Independents.  

According to a reliable source, the Alliance will depart Port Moresby for Kokopo today before Parliament sits on Wednesday, the first sitting for the 10th Parliament.

Fifty-six MPs on the floor of Parliament is needed to form the new government, and the source confirmed as of head count last night, the Alliance only needed 9 MPs more.

​Parties, Independents team up

PANGU Party Leader Sam Basil met with Sir Mekere Morauta, who represented the Independents, and Leader of PNG National Party, Kerenga Kua, in Port Moresby over the weekend, to discuss the camping arrangements for their groups.