Catholic Professionals Society PNG (CPS)

Catholic professionals slam gov’t decision

These were the words spoken by prominent Lawyer and President of Catholic Professionals Society PNG, Paul Harricknen, during a press conference on Thursday 16th March 2023, at the Catholic Bishops Conference Centre in Waigani.

 An opening prayer and remarks were given by Sr Daisy Lisania, Secretary for Social Communications CBCPNGSI, before statements were given by keynote speakers, Mr Harricknen; and Member of CPSPNG, Michael Varpik.

Present were members of CPS, staff of CBCPNGSI, and media personnel.

Call For Inclusive Gov’t

In a letter dated 18 August 2022, CPS President, Paul Harricknen stated that government has been entrusted with responsibilities during these difficult and challenging economic times, and when the nation is coming out of one of the most challenging national general elections. 

He said the Constitution denied citizens voting rights and extensions to the return date of writs. Adding that Electoral Commission was in the spotlight because it lacked capacity, competence and inconsistencies in many decisions and actions.