Western Province leaders hailed for working together

Musje Werror, who’s originally from West Papua but calls Madang his second home province, has been working with OTML for 30 years in Western Province.

He was invited among other guests by North Fly MP James Donald to launch Alicepit-Ambaga-Yetetkun road that will run from the West Bank of Alice River to Indonesia.

Werror described the unity and willingness demonstrated so far by Western leaders as ‘first time in 30 years’.

Women empowered to lead

These were the sentiments shared by both keynote speakers and graduands of the 3rd Business Coalition of Women Certificate IV Leadership and Management Graduation.

They may be from different professions but one thing binds them together; they are women leaders in their workplaces.

The 33 women graduated on Friday with refined leadership skills.

“I’ve learnt a lot of things. To be a better communicator and negotiator and also understanding what it means to be a good manager and leader and applying it in my workplace,” said graduand Maxine Nadile.

Time to work for the people

“We have to work together,” said Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who was recently in New Ireland Province for the opening of their two government buildings.

“We cannot continue to play politics for five years.

“Our people demand our attention. They demand our leadership.”

The PM urged all leaders, regardless of their political parties, to stand united.

Extract positive lessons from situations: Juffa

“We don’t look at situation as mistakes or tragedies but look at them as educational moments and try to extract the positive out of those situations.”

He said even the most negative situation can become educational and positive.

Juffa made these remarks when speaking to his people in Popondetta town before the swearing in of the three Northern MPs.

He made reference to the past leaders where the two open MPs did not work alongside him to bring tangible services to the people of Oro.

ENB members-elect show solidarity

In a show of solidarity and unity, the elected MPs on Sunday attended a church service at the Reimuela United Church at Tavui, Rabaul district.

All the five ENBP members-elect came together for Sunday service regardless of party affiliations.

Gazelle elect MP Jelta Wong told Loop PNG that unity among the ENB leaders is what will be driving them forward.

“I want to show my support for Dr Marat with Governor-elect Nakikus Konga.

“We believe in the unity of the province,” says Wong.

“For so long we have been divided.”

Members still have duty to perform

Ombudsman Richard Pagen said leaders will still control service delivery until after the return of writs which is on July 24.

He said the issue of writs yesterday does not mean that MPs lost their powers.

He made these comments in Port Moresby when issuing a direction against the use of DSIP funds during the election, after the Ombudsman Commission, Department of Finance and Department of Rural Development and Implementation put a conditional freeze on DSIP and PSIP till 30 September.

Leadership must be promoted: Parkop

Parkop made these remarks at a public event this week in the Moresby South electorate following complaints from the public on social media about the use of faces and names of politicians on buildings and other things.

Parkop argued that money has been appropriated under the Provincial and District Services Improvement Program (PSIP and DSIP) funds to promote leadership.

He said, “We are just complementing and encouraging someone who has done well as a leader and it’s not about campaigning.

Leaders spend more time defending themselves: OC

Therefore the Commission is empowering voters for quality leadership through its election awareness program.

Making the right choice! A simple but critical message for eligible voters in the country and who better to lead the way than the watchdog, the Ombudsman Commission.

The high number of leaders referred by the OC for alleged misconduct in office shows that PNG needs leaders with high moral standards to take the country forward in the next 40 years.