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Date Posted: Fri, Sep 21 2007, 10:52:56pm
Wanepalu,Is it true that three of our Engan MPís are lobbying to have their own man appointed to the throne of the Enga Provincial Administrator? We hear rumors that Governor Ipatas is throwing his weight upon a five times failed politician or the Wabag MPís bitter rival while the Kandep MP is trying to compensate the DA that supported him and almost lost his life in the recent 2007 election while the Wabag MP is backing the current PA because he executed his dirty plans well?
Guyís, they should give us a break, now? If mandated leaders want to see realistic changes, they should head hunt for a good respected fresh young and neutral professional into the system to clean up the mess there. Enga does not need any more recycled leaders? Why not look outside the box? There are capable Engan elites waiting out there to express their interest. Why not shallow their pride and allow the Department of Personnel Management to take ownership of the recruitment process? Is it not normal for DPM to advertise in the papers, assess all applications and shortlist five candidates for PEC consideration before they submit three out of the five to NEC for final appointment?
If the political leaders fail to physically go into the battle field to stop tribal fights, the onus should be on the administrative leader, in this case, the Administrator of the province. In order to effect that, Enga needs a administrator who can go out of the comfortable air-conditioned office to meet or socialize with the ordinary people and know them by name. How can a stranger stop a fight between two parties if you do not know them, personally?
If the PA & DAís can make it their business to know their people and target zero deaths related to tribal fights as one of their KPIís, then Enga will certainly see some changes.
Recent declaration of the state of emergency is only a short term fix and banning of fire arms in the province will never ever solve Engaís problem. The leaders need to spend time with the people and do more awareness. There is a huge gap between the ordinary people and the political leaders. PNG knows well that Enganís generally love their leaders and they have a lot of respect for them. It is only these greedy leaders who isolate themselves or go into hiding in Port Moresby and emerge only during election time to lure and buy votes with their huge monies.
Enga needs a PA that can bridge that gap. If you screen all past administrators, Mr.Talyaga stands tall amongst all because he stopped two tribal fights in Wabag. One of the fights involved the Lypin and Paliu tribes where Mr.Tayalga walked straight into the battle field and stopped them.
They do not need to drive out of the Ipatas Centre to appreciate the damages caused by tribal fights, itís all happening right in front of their nose. Our MPís are still preaching about how to stop the fight at Akom while people are dying and properties are being destroyed. Although mandated by the people, the MPís can not go & physically talk to the people to stop the fight because that mandate was bought with hard cash.
We need a young energetic and vibrant Provincial Administrator who can provide effective and quality leadership by encouraging full participation, co-operation and fostering team spirit and building trust among all members, at the same time instilling pride, discipline and a sense of ownership in all work and commitments being undertaken.
We need a PA who can challenge the Governor on issues that are affecting the public service or on impact projects. The kiap days are long gone. Just to name a few, look at the very disgraceful state of Wabag town, is there a master plan incorporating impact projects including a proper Town Market, backfilling of Kop river, the famous Wabag Contractors town sealing project? If they are penned and are forever on the drawing board, when will they be ever materialized? We need a PA who can constantly remind the MPís with the shopping list?
Hope, the offices of the DPM and Chief Secretary intervene and save Enga, we have suffered enough in these cruel hands already?
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