|PNG Opposition leader. Belden Namah|
OPPOSITION leader Belden Namah has called on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to immediately resign over matters relating to the K3 billion UBS bank loan.
It follows the revelation by sacked Treasury Minister Don Polye on a radio talkback show that he was directed by O’Neill to facilitate a K71.8 million payment to a law firm.
“A lot of the things that he (Polye) talked about I have been raising over the years,” he said.
He said every time he raised issues of concern, O’Neill refused to answer them.
“Instead, every time, he has deviated and been very deceptive in his response,” he said.
“It’s about bad decisions by Peter O’Neill and his government.”
He said the decision by O’Neill, to unilaterally sign off the K3bn loan would increase the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio to between 47% and 50%.
“He has never addressed any one of the issues that we have raised in this country,” he said.