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PNG's new Government to learn from mistakes and work harder

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has congratulated Speaker Job Pomat and all leaders who signed their instruments of office before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia yesterday.

Mr O’Neill said that this Government will be one that will learn from its mistakes, talk less and work harder at every opportunity for the interest of Papua New Guinea.

He said that there was no time to celebrate the win, rather, it was time to move on with the work that was set in the Alotau Accord II which will guide development in the country.

“It is an honour to be elected by the Members of this Honourable House, and the people of our Nation, as Prime Minister.

“We are proud to form the Government of the tenth Parliament of Papua New Guinea.

“Now that we have formed Government, we won’t be discouraging the views that are different to ours,” he said. “We want to encourage debate that will continue to unite our Nation.

“We will be a Government that listens more, talks less and works harder at every opportunity. We will be a Government that learns from its mistakes.

“This year we have had very vibrant election, while our election is robust, its successful outcome is a demonstration of the strength of our democracy.

“Yes, there have been challenges in this election, but this has also been the most peaceful elections in many parts of our country,” he said. “It has also been an enormous undertaking for election officials, scrutineers and members of our disciplinary forces, and everyone involved.

“There have been difficulties at the administrative and organisational level.

“This Government commits to a full review of electoral processes that will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to share their views.

“I commend the Electoral Commissioner, the Police Commissioner, and all staff involved in this effort.

“I further thank election observers, international and domestic, for participating in this process.

“Over the past three months of this election, we have listened to our people. They have spoken loudly through the ballot box. And, as we form Government today, it is not a time to celebrate.

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