Username Password
PINA
New MP calls for respect of PNG Parliament
12:22 pm GMT+12, 24/07/2012, Papua New Guinea

A new comer into the national politics and former bureaucrat in Papua New Guinea has called for respect of the National Parliament.

Joe Sungi, member elect for Nuku Electorate in West Sepik Province made the call while appealing to old and newly elected members of parliament to restore and maintain integrity of Parliament House.

Sungi's call followed alleged abuse of parliament privileges and dramas during the recent political turmoil, as a result of changes in government.

This 9th parliament will be interesting because of new faces and some veterans making their come back, but how the parliament will be treated is of paramount concern.

“This parliament is going be an exciting one. It will be made up of some old and new members of parliament. We will have a big mixture. It’s good to have the wise people with us.

“I think what the country needs now is a search for good managers and good leaders. The prime minister has always preached about it.

“We should not create parliament as a social club.

“We should, I think, from observing from outside we need politicians and members of parliament who are committed to check and look after the integrity of our parliament.

The member-elect for Lae and Indigenous People's Party candidate Loujaya Tony has been invited by her female colleague Delilah Gore to join her with the Triumph Heritage Party, as the political numbers game heats up toward the formation of a new Government.

Gore, who arrived in Port Moresby Monday, to team up with her party, extended the invitation to Tony soon after her declaration in Lae.

She said the two women can do even better when together.

 Tony is the first member of the Indigenous People's Party to be elected.

The Triumph Heritage Empowerment party has seven members, with over ten others leading in counting in the various remaining seats across the country.

While Party leader, Don Polye is confident of providing the numbers to form Government, he has not ruled out the possibility of a coalition.

He says his group has an open-door policy and is ready to talk with like-minded parties, who are sincere and share the same goals.

But Indigenous People's Party founder, John Tekwie has offered Lae's member-elect Loujaya Toni the party's leadership, if she's the last person standing.

Tekwie, who is still in the race for West Sepik regional, believes Toni has the leadership quality, and would do justice to the party which is not faring well at this stage, except for her win.

Toni, who won under the Indigenous People Party's banner, flew off to Alotau this morning, to join Peter O'Neill's camp.


SOURCE: NBC NEWS/PACNEWS


News feature
There are no related media to this article.
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
Membership
Member Countries
Media Freedom
Training
PINA Convention
Awards
Contact
Gallery
Forum
Events
Jobs
Classifieds
PACNEWS
Home
Regional
Feature
Business
Sports
Archives
Partners
Communications Initiative
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
UNDP PC
AusAID
NZAID
SPREP
ONOC
UNAIDS
Media Helping Media
Partners
PIFS
SPC
IFEX
UNESCO
AIBD
GFMD
SEAPA
WPFC
IFJ