Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP Elects New Executives

John Kamasua was elected national president, while Paul Kitnip secured the vice president role, Gabriel Kotona is the General Secretary, and Rex Welin assumed the role of Treasurer.

The election process, overseen by Desmond Timiyaso, the PNGEC Manager Industrial Elections, was deemed legitimate, allowing the newly elected executives to immediately assume office. Timiyaso reaffirmed the integrity of the election process, promising to disclose the results officially.

The Party convention aimed to solidify the party's direction and leadership.

Moresby is your city too: Parkop

This was the message from NCD Governor Powes Parkop, in a recent visit to Bougainville to launch the Little Doctors program as well as his Social Democratic Party (SDP).

“I want to assure you Bougainvilleans that I am the Governor of your capital city Port Moresby, it is your city too,” Parkop said.

“And I would like to convey my sincere greetings from the people of NCD to you people here on Bougainville.

“You also contribute to building Port Moresby with your skills and ideas and of course, your Panguna mine when it was still operational.

Reject Rio deal for Bougainville: Parkop

The Governor stated that he and his party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), will focus on rejecting the Rio Tinto offer.

Speaking at a press conference upon his arrival in Buka last week, he said the people of Bougainville cannot be offered shares over a mine that doesn’t exist.

“It’s more like a ‘catch-22’, a share that amounts to nothing but if it does amount to something then we will be forced to re-open the mine,” Parkop said.

“We need an offer that is fair and equitable that suits us better in the lives that were lost and the destruction caused culturally.