April 23, 2019

PNG Government intact, says PM O'Neill

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has stated clearly that he has planted a post that will hold the house (government) that is not shaky and will be very hard to remove.

PM O’Neill told thousands of people at Kagua station last week at the opening of the newly-sealed Ialibu to Kagua road and the launch of rural electricity programme for Southern Highlands, that government is not shaky with 80 members of the current coalition intact.


“You will hear a lot of noise in Waigani and Port Moresby that tomorrow they will change government. That noise has been there for the last seven years, so they can make noise but we are a government that delivers so wok mas go yet.

“Don’t worry about this noise, our MP brothers we can argue but government does not depend on one man, it does not depend on me, it depends on team work,” O’Neill told the chanting crowd.

He said he did not boast about the work the government had done in the past seven years, compared with previous governments since independence, but did not even like putting people down by name calling.

“Our God is not blind, or deaf, God knows all of us, no one is clean, no man is an angel, all of us are not angels, if you want an angel to come run the country, or become MP, you wait until 2022 so you can vote this angel so all of us can work behind him.

“I have 80 MPs that kind of number was not there in any government before. Government is not shaking, no, I already planted the post to hold it up, and so you come and remove it.”

O’Neill is confident that he described the differences between former finance minister James Marape leading to his resignation as “differences with brothers” that can be managed when announcing to his people the cabinet reshuffle of Sam Basil taking over Finance and Markham MP Koni Iguan as Communications and Information Technology Minister.

SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS/ONEPNG
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