Deputy Prime Minister John Rosso

Fuel supply restored

In a press conference held this afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister John Rosso, said there will no longer be any fuel issues experienced over the next few weeks and months.

This morning major centres across the country were hit hard with fuel shortage with a few fuel stations temporarily closing just after midday.

This prompted for an immediate intervention; the DPM met with Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) and representatives including Puma chief executive officer today to find solutions to the ongoing fuel crisis.

DPM Rosso’s Xmas message

He admitted that this year has been a difficult one for the average citizen, but emphasised on the need to re-evaluate our lives and move forward.

“I’d like to take this time to wish everyone in Papua New Guinea, and especially my people in my home city of Lae, merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

“It’s been a hard challenging year. We’ve just come out of the elections. It’s been a challenging year for all of us, especially our ordinary citizens.

Time to reflect and forgive

Deputy Prime Minister and Lae MP, John Rosso, during his visit to Lae’s Buimo prison, urged attendees to forgive one another, adding no one is perfect.

“It is a time to reflect on our lives, time to improve on our lives, time to fix our lives,” said the DPM.

“Planti taim mi save tok ya, nogat nupla man bai kam senisim laif blo yumi. Yumi yet bai senisim laif blo yumi wanwan.

DPM Rosso said when you reflect, you will realise that you alone are the cause of your choices; you decide whether to work, consume alcohol or smoke.

Lae Warmly Welcomes DPM

This is his first official visit as the Deputy Prime Minister, to his electorate after the formation of government for the 11th Parliament.

A water salute was given as the aircraft he was in taxied to a stop, where he was received by a guard of honour.

Accompanying the DPM was Huon Gulf’s new MP, Jason Peter. They were both received by a delegation consisting of officials from the Morobe Provincial Administration and Lae City Authority.

Rosso Brushes Aside Critics

When attending PANGU Pati member, John Kaupa’s declaration yesterday, DPM Rosso highlighted that PANGU’s big win was the choice of the people and that the election was not rigged by PANGU as assumed by many.

“PANGU Pati has been given a huge mandate by our people, now Kaupa is our 37th candidate, and so the people of PNG have spoken, many people saying that PANGU Pati rigged the elections but you have seen it yourself?” he asked.