By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
Port Moresby Governor, Powes Parkop urged the general public not to be misled by failed politicians who are going around doing early campaigning. He singled out former Prime Ministers Sir Mekere Morauta's intention to return to the political arena after retirement. "As Governor of NCD I called on our people not to be misled by the early campaigning of the failed former Prime Minister and Member for North West.
"His desperate attempt to come back to politics is pure self-interest, and has nothing to do with the best interests of the people of Port Moresby.
"This is a desperate attempt to protect his position in PNG Sustainable Development Ltd that has become his personal cash-cow.
"This is a personal feud with the Prime Minister, after PM O’Neill took him to court to try to put an end to Sir Mekere’s corrupted operation of PNG Sustainable.
"This is a man who has enjoyed all the power and privilege, at both administrative and political levels, but left behind no benefit for our people.
"As a past Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Minister, Chairman of NCD, Member for North West for 15 years, he has had so many opportunities to make a difference, but he did nothing.
"His failures are staggering and almost unbelievable today.
"His Government passed a Law to give immunity from prosecution to BHP so they did not have to comply with the Court Orders that landowners of OK Tedi and Fly River had taken out again BHP and Ok Tedi Mining to dredge the two rivers of sedimentation from the mine.
"This is the same man, whom when Prime Minister, students at UPNG were shot dead by police following the protest against the land mobilization Program.
"It is obvious, he has the opportunity to do all that he claims he wants to do if elected again, but he failed miserably in the past so why should we expect any different now?
"Why should PNG and Port Moresby believe him again. We gave him 15 years. How many more years does he need and how much more power does he need to achieve what he claims he will do. If he can’t do it in 15 years in power what will he be able to do in another 5 years.
"NCD Residents should note that he is just trying to use them again to pursue his personal power and money agenda. He has no plan and care for the people of NCD.
"We all should reject his plans, in each of the four electorates, or we will be just pawns in his greed personal grab for power and misuse of NCDC funding.” he said.