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Date Posted: Fri, Dec 14 2007, 03:28:34pm
It seems now that you are beginning to understand that unfounded accusations and allegations can cause harm to one's political reputation. PK is my father and was only elected to office recently with my financial backing (and public moral support) when he was in financial distress during the national elections. I believe in him and together we have big plans for our electorate (i.e. Laiagam High School, prethrum factory, hydro-electricity plan, mobile phone tower, BSP bank, etc.). And if he plays his card right this term, I intend to carry on his vision for our people's development and prosperity one day. He is my role model at a village, bureaucratic, academic and now, political level. You have to realize that you have erred greatly and deserve and need to be corrected;
1) You implied in the media that I, being a son of the MP, was benefitting from the MP's office, and living overseas because I somehow extorted money for my personal gain. WRONG! I have been here since you were in high school (2002) though I am blessed to have continued school consecutively.
2) I, there are communication mediums called the mobile phone and e-mail. That is how I communicate with PK to get my authentic and authorized information. I did not make these things up from where I stand in Tokyo!
3) You claimed that he donated K5000. I stand by my word as a credible representative and source of the MP himself! The two papers (long ago) had misquoted and misrepresented the facts. He donated only K1000! What part of this do you NOT understand? I have EVERY right to protect his credibility and reputation because I am unfortunate to bear his last name and you are indirectly causing undue shame and discredit to my family, his supporters and his office.
4) You must understand that K1000 is a significant portion of his salary (though affordable) and so what if he sacrifices to a fundraiser from his wallet? Is it your business? The EDF funds have not been released as at yet and currently MPs are preparing their 5-year electoral development plans for submission to the Office of Rural Development before things start rolling in early 2008. SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY PK COULD HAVE DIPPED HIS FINGERS IN THE PUBLIC COFFER TO SPEND ON SUCH NON-ELECTORAL AND PERSONAL EXPENSES! THERE ARE STINGENT RULES, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES BEFORE FUNDS ARE RELEASED FOR ELECTORAL RELATED PURPOSES THROUGH THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIONS!
PK was one of the engineers who created the Office of Rural Development and since his absence, it has gone defunct and has been abused by the Director, his deputy, and regional managers. That is why in early 2008, two departments heads are going to be replaced by another two more competent and with integrity.
PK is a publicly accountable now that he is a national leader and I am in a legitimate position to explain on his behalf as I remain one of his confidant and advisors. DO YOU THINK I AM MAKING UP THE WORDS THAT PK DONATED ONLY K1000?? HE TOLD ME SPECIFICALLY TO CORRECT YOUR LOSE TONGUE. If you had had the courtesy to approach me in a polite manner to seek my assistance on behalf of the UPNG Enga Students' Association (via Enga Wai Pii) I would have gone out of my way to assist you students by seeking funds from PK and the other Enga MPs. But no, you acted big in the media without accepting my corrections initially via this forum. No money is coming to you from any of the MPs, I can guarantee you that! So start buying notebooks, take notes from the HIV/AIDS Secretariat seminars and start preparing to ride a bike or go campaigning on foot (if you are so concerned and love your province as you have passionately proclaimed!) The MPs may already have their strategies and plans on how to attack HIV/AIDS and tribal warfare minus the help of the UPNG Enga students.
Next time have a little more respect and accept corrections from legitimate people and sources! You are a university undergrad student, and I would recommend you to accept correction because that is how we became better, wiser and responsible human beings.
ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES and I HEREBY RETRACT MY WORDS! YOU ARE NOT AN IMBECILE BUT A CREATURE OF GOD WHO DESERVES DIGNITY AND APPRECIATION! MY APOLOGIES!
Stephen P. Kikala
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