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Mendokain Pambarana
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 12:13:53pm

Ipatas under the Microscope:

The true Colours of Ipatas' Leadership

To some, Mr Peter Ipatas'race for the country's top post has become a joke while to others; it is one of the driving factors of motivations to win the coming elections at all costs. But the air surrounding Enga Governor Mr Peter Ipatas needs to be cleared once and for all, before the people of Enga decide whom to mandate their power. An in-depth analysis of the Ipatas-led government needs to be presented to the people of Enga and aspiring supporters throughout the country. Serious considerations have to be made on the characteristics of the Ipatas government for the last 10 years, his achievements and the future of Enga on the current sails.

As implicated in the latest PAC findings, it is sad to reflect that the founding fathers of our nation and those that followed immediately thereafter with the likes of Mr Peter Ipatas, began the journey to self-governance with the same corrupt and bribery attitude as is widespread today. People like Pais Wingti and Ipatas were the 'refiners' of the corrupt system. As for Wingti, he never got a chance to finish his university degree but became a politician while doing his 3 rd year at UPNG. Ipatas followed, due to unsatisfactory performance and disciplinary matters and went back to his home village in Irelya in Enga Province . There, it is understood that he started a band of notorious highway cowboys who frequently held roadblocks on the Highlands Highway leading to Porgera. During his time, many felt victims of our now good governor. He used the proceeds of the thieving venture and invested them in a trade-store which is still in existence at Irelya today. People became frustrated by Mr Ipatas' continuous harassment of innocent travelling public that during one of the council elections, the Talyul tribe unanimously decided to appoint him as their councillor as a test to see if he could feel responsible and lead a normal life. And it work but with a different twist.



Mr Ipatas as one of the youngest councillor set a track record of intimidation, harassment and bribery of the poor old councillors which eventually got him the council president. Diverting council and provincial funds by both appropriate and inappropriate means, Mr Ipatas, from the scraps of the Wabag Council Chamber rose up to be one of the wealthiest councils in his times. After 7 years of being the council president, it is truly indisputable that he does have a great array of experience in leading as a councillor as he himself stated (The National, 27 Dec.06). He further proclaimed that he had run the council 'without instability' for which, there is surprisingly no evidence of any substantive achievement over such a long period of LLG leadership. As a young university candidate with ambiguous motives, Mr Ipatas' achievements as council president were best displayed in his valour for private entrepreneurship whilst diverting LLG funds to finance his pursuits. Using his position, he extended his family business which he began from thieving.



Many from the Talyul tribe believe that Mr Ipatas has changed since he was appointed councillor and they are not wrong on this. From being a petty highway cowboy to a rather more elevated crook, Ipatas did evolve to manipulate the council chambers of Wabag for his own good. Using LLG funds combined with proceeds from his own private ventures, Mr Ipatas made good use of LLG powers by building up a network of devout LLG followers in the whole of Enga, of which, most of them were old councillors easily susceptible to bribe, charm and chastisement. The network later became the stronghold upon which Ipatas won the first election in 1997 through a combination of tactical manipulations of the polling and counting processes.



What we see of Mr Ipatas today is a highly sophisticated bureaucrat who has exploited Enga people's primitive phycology to maintain power and remain popular for the last 10 years as governor. From being a highway robber to a corrupt councillor, Ipatas has remained faithful to his old self, finally manifesting his true colours in his shoes as the Governor of Enga. He has been implicated in various misappropriation charges and corrupt dealings involving large sums of money over the term of his governorship of which, a mere penalty of a few thousand kina have been granted sufficient penance for his crimes. Most of the said funds have been diverted towards building up the Ipatas Empire and maintaining a neutralised, 'Ipatas-positively charged' political climate in Enga by supplying his die-hard supporters with cash and 'necessary goods.'



From his very beginning, Ipatas had built up a questionable track record of leadership. Yet through political blunder and exploitation of the so-called 'kenge-andake' (of being proud) nature of the Engan attitude, we have continued to accept the current style of leadership as the best one, keeping as all happy and proud for nothing in particular. The Ipatas era is inherent of the ill-educated Somare regime of the 1970s but more a refined hub of systematically corrupt public servants which is implicitly evidenced by PAC findings as appeared under the headline 'Mafia rules in Waigani', stating such people have '...had used this system for 31 years' (The National, 03 Jan.07). Accountability, independence and impartiality at Ipatas Complex are non-existent. A prominent accountant was once assigned by the national government to lead an audit team to examine the provincial books. He was assaulted by Ipatas' men, and having his life under constant threat, the books were never properly audited. Ipatas has run the Enga provincial government just as he runs Panda Builders. The impending referral of Mr Ipatas which led to his eventual suspension saw many of the TAA-plated vehicles of the Enga Provincial Government being replaced with new plate numbers and the scrapping off of the provincial green colour stripes. Such practices are common within the Enga administration under the current leadedership. An independent enquiry into the qualifications of people holding various public positions in the Enga Provincial Government would reveal the true nature and extend of mal-administration practised by the Ipatas-led government.





Ipatas, like any other members of parliament, employs his own tactics to remain in power. The Ipatas strategy is a combination of money, charm, guns, and the manipulation of polling and the counting processes. The cover-up process is also involved with lots of money and it goes as far as the court rooms as well as playing simple physiological games with the Enga people. Ipatas strategically invests Enga people's money where it speaks the loudest. Free education, an easy but effective policy in capturing peoples' attention worked well. Without any substantial brainstorming, Ipatas began 'writing cheques on the ground' and the most important part of the scheme has been the announcements and the presentations. Ipatas has made sure every cheque presented to the smallest of all institutions was publicised on the news. He has made good use of the so-called free education policy as an effective political tool for maintaining his popularity and expanding his scope of influence. While he hails a number of ill-educated followers (Engans) who are the product of his scandalously-intended system itself, Ipatas applies the same principle of operation at home, 'writing checks on the ground' to every gathering that he is invited. In terms of infrastructural developments, again, strategic investment, or rather best termed as 'politically motivated investment' is the name of his game. For the last 10 years, the only portion of road in Enga that had some kind of maintenance done was the sealing of the Wabag to Wapenamanda Road, which got filled with potholes and cracks within 3 months of completion.



The Wabag to Wapenamanda Road is an important link and location of which all the 5 districts have access to this part of the highway. Since Engans love to pride in themselves, the project earned Ipatas a good name for as long as it lasted. Contrasting that with the disgraceful state of the Wabag Town is in itself a question of jurisdiction in politics between the governor and the Wabag open MP. A plan to develop the Wabag Town Market was aired a while ago but never materialised as it is still on the drawing boards due to the 'complex nature' and the 'high level of expertise' required to implement the project. The next options where money speaks the loudest for Ipatas have been the Sponsoring of Enga Mioks as well as the hosting of the Ipatas Cup. Although it may seem on the outset that these pursuits are well-intentioned to develop rugby league talents in the province, the true intentions of Ipatas are to maintain his fame and popularity among the young whilst attracting Enga's footy-crazy crowd behind his back. Where ever Ipatas visits a major Enga Mioks or Ipatas Cup match, the gate is open to any would-be fan on the street at the expense of Enga people's development funds. While feuds and tribal wars range all over Enga with deteriorating road conditions and failing much needed public services such as health, food security, lack of support for self-sustaining small scale income generating ventures, lack of market for fresh produce, Ipatas rides high on a 'kenge andake' (big name) policy that leaves us all feeling lofty for achieving nothing substantial in particular (feeling proud on 'sopokali tumbarae' stomachs). From the naming of the Enga people's Administration Building to 'Ipatas Building' to the invention of 'Ipatas Cup' and the pursuit of 'Ipatas eduction' with 'Ipatas cheques,' Enga and PNG as a whole were presented with 'hard evidence' when Ipatas made a final show of his 'achievements' with the recent EMT V documentary, perfectly concluding his popularity campaign.



The future of Enga's democracy and political freedom hangs in balance as Mr Ipatas and to some extend, Jeffery Balakau who were the first two candidates to openly stage a 'guns and money regime' in the race for power. While Mr Balakau seemed to have cooled off the race, a so-called political 'marriage' was forged between Ipatas and John Pundari (The National, 27 Dec.06) which I previously stated as being fishy due to contravening circumstantial evidences and past radical differences arising between the two leaders (The National, 20 Apr.07). Pundari has now lowered himself to race the Kompiam/Ambum open under the umbrella of People's Party. The unity sent one single message to the people of Enga – Enga's political integrity at stake. The values of big name and stature in Engan society which the governor himself so persistently campaigns by "yuu kainanya seke ping", the support of free education (a mere physiological tool), and rugby league sponsorship became nothing when the two declared the most unexpected of all unions. While it was reported that Ipatas and Pundari are a 'single team' for the Prime Ministership race with a rather embarrassing Latin phrase in People's Party motto as revealed by Dr Unage on The National, 11 Apr.07, political logic tells me there is something 'fundamentally wrong' with the Ipatas-Pundari union. As Pundari remains the fundraising chairman for People's Party, Ipatas seemed to have swayed his inclination towards Dickson Maki, the current sitting MP for Kompiam/Ambum who has wasted a good 5-year period achieving literally nothing for the electorate. Both Pundari and Ipatas have deliberately and persistently lied under oath to the people with promises during campaign rallies, worse still using the name of God. Mr John Pundari made the following statement during one of his rallies against Mr Peter Ipatas in the 2002 National Elections; 'If God does not bless Pundari's hands to improve the standard of our living in Enga and the sun does not shine or if nothing happens then you can vote me out in the 2007 national election' ((Gibbs P. 2002), 'Democracy and Enga Political Culture').



After 10 years of switching through various ministerial portfolios and having achieved nothing for the Kombiam/Ambum Electorate, Mr Pundari used the name of God in vain to speak blasphemy against His name; a last resort sought to induce voters. Pundari's move to contest for the regional was motivated by the fact that he had lost support in the Kompiam/Ambum Electorate. Gibbs further states that 'Pundari likes to promote his clean church-goer image. Nevertheless, he saw fit to give out cheques to village youth groups and church groups during the campaign.' And the ultimate, most obvious question is 'Where does one draw the line between bribery and generosity?' The author further comments on Ipatas, revealing that he is '…well known for giving handouts for projects and is known as the governor who "writes cheques on the ground" (yuu kaina seke pingi). In other words, he doesn't even have to carry a cheque book, but will simply tell a group of people to come and pick up their cheque in Wabag the following week.' While Pundari claiming Ipatas as a polygamist and lacking Christian values (by having too many wives), Pundari himself was the hypocrite bribing and abusing democracy in the name of God. After a furious race of power, it was secretly rumoured that Pundari won the 2002 Enga Regional Seat which Ipatas somehow performed some extra-ordinary miracle in the counting room to have himself declared as the winner. Pundari filed a court case which never went through the courts (it is understood that Ipatas used the best of himself to have Pundari withdraw the file) but he did come to Ipatas' rescue when he was recently fined for misappropriation. The now publicised Ipatas-Pundari union began under questionable circumstances that only Pundari, Ipatas and their close allies know about the truth. However, if the union between the two former fiery political rivals of Enga is true and genuine as they themselves have claimed and as supported by various commentators in the papers, only time will reveal the true intentions of pair.



An advancing society is subject to change; hence change is promoted, induced by competition and creativity through the expression of freedom. Where freedom is marginalised, there is no improvement in society. Instead of an upward stance, society tumbles backwards with increasing law and order problems and growing economic difficulties. After assessing and looking back at how far Enga as a province has progressed through the recent years under the leadership of Ipatas, one thing that obviously strikes every educated Engan is the lack of real development and the continuous marginalising of Enga peoples freedom. Aspiring entrepreneurs of Enga have been marginalised by the Ipatas government. Unless otherwise you are on the governor's side, Ipatas has employed both legal and illegal means to quench all opposition. First it began with the sackings of all public servants; even a simple teacher that showed resistance against the government has been made jobless. Provincial tenders are either awarded to his own private company or given only to businesses run by his close allies. Anyone that is not a supporter of the Ipatas government literally feels being threatened to approach the Ipatas Building in Wabag. The province is now run by tugs and allies of Ipatas just like in the old days when he used to lead the band of highway robbers. As the saying goes; 'old habits die hard', Ipatas has surrounded himself with loyal followers which is no where more evident than at the Ipata Complex itself - it is fully occupied by Ipatas die-hards; from the administrator down to the cleaner.



Leaders who lack the proper educational qualifications in economics, business and politics cannot simply run the affairs of modern day government society in full capacity. The incorporation of traditional concepts such as tribalism in modern day Westminster system of governance by such minds have corrupted the entire governance structure even before independence. The current Enga government has not established any major economic and policy reforms for the last 10 years. All it has been doing is a creation of a safe operating ground for selfish gains and to extend the rein of control over successive periods through a Fidel Castro-type government. Although the concept of socialism does work in Castro's country; a revolution which had noble intensions – a successful uprising against the powerful, oppressing and exploitative US government, Enga's Castro-type government is set on suppressing any opposition in maintaining its dictatorship.



For Mr Peter Ipatas, Enga Provincial coffers and governorship of the province are not are not enough to satisfy the ever growing desire for more money and power. If he has proven himself to be worthy of a provincial leader and if he has led with transference and accountability, by all means the whole of Enga would be behind his back for the race for prime ministership. Unfortunately the current facts, his history and the tomorrow's predictions of his questionable leadership style speak doom for the people of Enga and PNG as a whole. Most likely if he were to be the prime minister, the same type of Engan leadership mentality will follow, ignoring important economic, fiscal and foreign policies and engaging on extravagant spending campaigns on 'free education' and football games. The reality is that Mr Ipatas is fully versed with the Engan culture but lacks the political acumen and presentation skills of a leader able to negotiate at international fronts. Neither does he posses nor acknowledges the vital forces of economics and the flow of currencies, nor the importance of maintaining an upright and educated phase in world politics. This is the prime ministers post, the highest calling in PNG's political stature and the man who has to take on that job must have a broad perspective, understanding and appreciation of the political and business forces of the global arena in which PNG operates. He will be like another Pais Wingti, preying on the country's treasury and another Bill Skate, ignoring the established forces of economics and follow the established footsteps of Sir Somare by 'privatising' (Ipatasation) of PNG's public sector from top downwards, even to the humble post office clerk. Given his performance record for the last 10 years and his previous 17 years as council president, Mr Ipatas is the perfect prescription for disaster for a country that is already at the verge of collapse. What PNG needs is a visionary and strategic leader who has the brains to address the socio-economic down-turns and stabilise the country's economy by introducing PNG-made solutions.





In conclusion, if the scenario that if Ipatas returns to power, Enga would be lagging 15 years behind and the current law and order problems and infrastructural woes would be 5 times worse than it is today. As long as we don't have people who can design and construct sustainable and tangible economic policies specifically tailored to the conditions of Enga, we will still remain underdeveloped and marginalised. Ten years for Ipatas on the reigns of Enga has been more than sufficient for him to device strategic plans to address the nightmares of our province, especially tribal fights. The best he has done is setting up a gun-buyback program. People are not that foolish. Junks have been handed in for a profit and enough to buy the latest on the market. With the current campaign trails characterised by guns leading and money following, a repeat of the 2002 National Elections is formidable unless otherwise the people of Enga see the reality, and deliberately decide for tomorrow, decisively and consciously. Some millions of kina are being spent in Enga and throughout PNG from Enga's purses and private hands in running the 2007 elections by the People's Party. At the expense of further deteriorating conditions, Ipatas will have to recoup that money and with some profit. Five years will not be sufficient if the cost-recovery plan is transparent, hence succumbing to the usual tactics while Enga continues to suffer for the next 5 years if Ipatas gets into power again. If people continue to turn a blind eye to the unfolding events and fail to judge our current leaders and act accordingly, Enga will remain underdeveloped and rampant with tribal-conflicts. As the saying goes, history will repeat itself: 'Peter Ipatas was declared elected despite his son being filmed methodically filling out hundreds of ballots in his father's name inside the polling booth itself' (The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Aug.02)

"Mednokaine Pambaraen

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nmenda
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 03:14:20pm

Wow,Mednokaine Pambaraen

you much have done a massive research on our recent leaders and this is really interesting to know and understand their background issues underpining their political philosophies...
Job well done and it will be nice if you post it on the news as well.
nmenda

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Mendokain Pambarana
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 03:41:09pm

I emailed it to the two dailies but they are affraid of publishing it so I'm releasing it onto the net. Maybe, people can still read and know it all..

thanks are welcome

Mendokain Pambarana

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http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20070605/view.htm
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 06:08:08pm

What are Ipatas and Yawari’s policies ?

ENGA Governor Peter Ipatas wants to become prime minister. Southern Highlands Governor Hami Yawari also wants to become prime minister.
Apart from the other prime ministerial aspirants — Sir Mekere Morauta, Sir Rabbie Namaliu, Bart Philemon, Paias Wingti, Peter O’Neill and the incumbent Sir Michael Somare — the people of Papua New Guinea have yet to receive any substantive national development policies from Mr Ipatas and Mr Yawari.
Both leaders keep talking about free education at almost every public gathering without offering any real sense of how “free education” will be funded. How much is “free education” going to cost the nation and where will the money come from. Every parent would welcome free education. But is it sustainable? Is it achievable? Is it realistic given all the other major challenges facing the Government?
Apart from free education, both Mr Yawari and Mr Ipatas have not produced any other policies on how they intend to lead the nation in the 21st century.
Mr Ipatas and Mr Yawari should be challenged by voters right across PNG to tell the people what their other policies are before the people can be convinced to vote for their candidates. After the declaration of election results and the return of the writs, the Electoral Commissioner will advise the Governor-General to invite the political party with the largest number of members elected to form the next government.
The party then has to go to Parliament to have that nomination test. Parliament can either elect the leader of that party to be prime minister or elect someone else to be prime minister. Mr Ipatas and Mr Yawari, like all other party leaders, must first ensure their candidates win the seats they are contesting. Once that is done, they can look at their chances of becoming the prime minister. Deputy Prime Minister Don Polye was right when he said both leaders should show humility and stop making misleading statements ahead of polling. The real challenge for all party leaders is to win seats first before talking about positions of power, not doing the reverse. The position of prime minister belongs to the nation and the man who occupies that post must have the support of the greatest number of Members elected to the National Parliament. That is the PNG system of government. No one can claim that chief executive officer post before the people have put their mark on the ballot paper. The people also want their prime minister to be a man of high personal integrity, humility, strong Christian and ethical leadership, a family man and a man of high moral standing.

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enga at heart
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 07:49:32pm

Mendokain Pambarana

You wouldn't have got any closer to the truths than that which you have stated. Ignore the critics who are hell bent on supporting the so called action governor. The revelation of truth will always attract opposition as is the case in history. Let it not hinder you of the objective of educating the innocent and mabye even the arrogant.

As an Engan, Iam totally ashamed when I travel to Wabag and see the pot hole ridden dirty town. We shout at the top of our voices for PNG to see the changes we have brought to Enga, but the irony is, where are the changes and development? What shame we bare on ourselves. If we cannot run a small province, how can we manage to govern a nation. Such aspirations to become the PM are only wishful dreams for they will never come to pass. One day a true son of Enga will arise to regather the fragmented sons of Enga and lead the nation. For the moment, it will not come from the likes of Ipatas and his cohorts.

Engan at heart

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Mendokane Pambarane
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 12:46:44am

An edited version of the same with more details:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/159830/thread/1181051023/last-1181051023/Mr+Ipatas+under+the+Microscope-The+True+Colours+Of+Ipatas%92+Leadership

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Ipatas fan
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 04:38:54pm

Scholartic research papers without objectivity and balance don't live to see the light of y (appear in credible news channels).

What's spewed across here is a perfect example of such flat toothed-ness that fails to reconcile the fact that human beings have that frailty - certainly the reason why this world isn't an angelic paradise that some quarters would have us believe.

Conventional wisdom has no room for prejudice and stereotypes. It has an eagle's view that is able to survey a wider spectrum before allowing oneself to become a victim of one's own blown gall bladder.

I for one definitely do not see Enga in this light as a despairing province with the current leadership regime.

A few dose of reality would certainly help here.

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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 04:58:49pm

Hellooooo Mr. Ipatas Fan! ahahahah you got the message that I’m writing Tapi down to the dust. So you’re trying to seek comfort by writing generalisations and seeking what they call "justice in equity"??
Well, there is no justice for the wicked when they are given what they deserve

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Balanced and Educated Engan
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 05:05:45pm

It's all anti-Ipatas from the first line to the last sentence.

Rather than a kneejerk reaction and sledging, perhaps you could illuminate some of the more pleasant aspects of wider Ipatas' management approach or style.

Otherwise, Mendokain's observations are so ridiculous that they don't deserve a response. Though there maybe some shades of truth in his assertions, the overall composition is a tunnel view.

I might also add that such irritations especially at its inordinate length, unrelieved by any contrasting view doesn't deserve a column in the two daily papers. That explains why none of the papers publish the article.

Thank your god, Internet is a good junkyard for such ramblings.

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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 05:23:32pm

Educated Engan....i like the way you use your words precisely to get to what point? please put up what you have written and we will find the whole truth in it...I cant believe people still want a thief to be in the reigns given the facts!!! Tell me who is an educated fool? a fool educated far enough to have his treasures guarded by a common thief? Far more than an educated one there lol ehehehe...cheers bro..appreciate more of your educated jargon here ....

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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 05:55:14pm

Balanced & Educated Engan,

I put this question foward to you: Are you asking us to deny our freedom of expression, and adapt to the so-called 'educated and academic, balanced view approach'? So for every critism made, there has to be a compesating factor of good deeds so that the end result it that you have achieved nothing. Yes that's the educated approach, issnt it? Pyara nyokonyera pyoo napalenya eembanya laalanya laaleno doko dopa lao laalanya lenyona lao, lao sepoko..sakamana?

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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 05 2007, 05:11:43pm

Mendokain Pambarana,

What you say here is true. Peter Ipatas, John Pundari, Jeffrey Balakau and the others have failed Enga terribly. All thinking Engans know our province needs to elect someone better to lead.....BUT WHO?????????

It's good to come out with informative pieces like this but if you are to criticise someone or something you must also come up with a better alternative. What has been done to Enga, has been done. Who is your alternative amongst the field of candidates we have for the Enga Regional seat? Who is the right person that Enga must chose this GE? I hope we don't return Peter Ipatas, or put in outdated Paul Torato. This people have shown how destructive and regressive they can be when in power.


We need a new leader.

Enga4

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Lecture time !!
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 08:49:25am

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Positive Thinking/Writing for Enga

It is very saddenning that All that I have read over this web is a set of complaints. Manic idiots who cower behind pen names to attack other peoples standing and character.

Even worse, they provide not alternative to the criticisms they seem to endlessly propagate. They should know that "A set of complaints do not constitute a plan".

Until and unless these so called educated idiots provide a real alternative to the Ipatas regime in both a Charismatic Leader and Development policies, all their rhetorics are just that, nonsensical rhetorics by people with nothing better to do with their time.

Good Leadership is a trait not defined by educational qualification, religious affiliation or economic standing. Education, religion and economic standing can influence the capacity and capability and style of leadership but they do not define leadership.

This is because leadership is not defined by the enclosed ideals of a text book. Leadership by definition is about; 1.the ability of a person to lead the masses and having the ability to mobilise and rally the people behind a united cause for their own advancement (Charisma & Vision).
2. Having mobilised the peoples support behind him, a good leader will organise and mobilise the development resources to address the development issues affecting our peoples which every body in Enga knows about.

You don not need to go to school in Tokyo, Sydney of London to know how to do this.

A good leader is one who has the ability and capacity to identify the strengths and weaknesses firstly in himself/herself and build a team of people around oneself so as to improve his capacity and ability lead his/her people effectively.

He needn't have gone to Harvard, if can mobilise a Harvard graduate to think for him/her to address a particular problem. It is better to have a leader with a general ground in all facets of life rather than a PHD lab rat with a tunnel vision for test tubes. It would be better to have a lay Christian than a fundamentalist idealist willing to blow himself/herself Up for God's cause.

An even sadder picture for Enga, is the fact that you so called educated people are all tainted and biased by tribal and political affiliation. As such, no matter how neutral you try to pretend, reading through your mess, we can see that your biases shine out as clear as daylight.

First and foremost, let us all swallow out prides and egos, with which, will go our biases and contradictions. If we seriously believe in the future of the province, speak maturely and honestly about the ISSUES and not the PERSONS and be a proponent of change for BETTER in stead of a REGIME CHANGE antagonist which does no good for Enga.

Preaching blind regime change will maintain the STATUS QUO of culture of Government, Administration and Society but a change of peoples faces at the top with no real progress for our peoples.

If you seriously look at it, you change the leaderships of Ipatas, Polye, Abal, Yarrkka etc, what you achieve is regime change with no real progress as has been the case. The same culprits that were the problem in Enga in Tindiwis time, were the same ones during Balakau's time are still around when Ipatas is around. If we get a regime change and have Miss Shit as Governor next year, I will bet my life that the same culprits will continue the culture of government and administration in Enga.

In two years time when I visit this site, I am sure to read the same kind of nonsensical educated bullshit about another regime change.

If you educated people out their in cyberspace want to be a real proponent of CHANGE in Enga, I ask you firstly to swallow your prides, egos and biases.

Start to write and think positively as educated Engans and not as disillusioned exiles.

Every positive writing and thinking will become a pillar of CHANGE for Enga. Lets face it, Rome was not built in one lifetime.

If we really want to change the culture and mentality of our governments and peoples and be an influence to later generations of Engans coming, we need to be proactive proponents to change the culture and mentality of governance and administration. You can really change Enga with your positive writing and thoughts. Remember the "Pen is mightier than the sword".

People like Plato and Aristotle shaped the destiny of humanity with their thoughts and pens. We can be a beacon of hope to our people.

If you fight people or attack them, humankind has a natural tendency to fight back. The law of "Self-Preservation" is written in every human gene. We cannot destroy all the "bad" / "evil" people so that Enga can become better. Remember the Holocaust did not succeed, but we can influence the way our Families, Wantoks, clansmen. Tribesmen think.

The kind of change required in Enga is in the way our people think, rationalise and set out to address their societal problems. The culture of the Engan way of life is the cause of tribal fights, law & Order problems, compensation issues and the list is endless.

These issues can not be solved by legislation, or government antagonism, but by an integral change in the way of thinking and culture of our peoples. I essence we need a process of "CIVILISATION" to assimilate our peoples into the 21st Century so that we can live in this global village as "civilised beings" in the 21st Century instead of "Stone Age Barbarians".

I apologise for getting carried away in the maze of thinking, but the point here is that: ENGA NEEDS YOU. You are among the fortunate few of Enga, and as such with this privilege comes the responsibility of Individual leadership to your families and communities to bring about this change in our respective communities.

Real Change in Enga, by the nature of our province and peoples can not be top down procedure as is propagated by the REGIME CHANGE idealists but a bottom up civilisation process with changes beginning from the family unit.

This is where your responsibility starts. So please do not waste you thoughts on mindless ideologies and fantasies because Enga Needs All its Brains... And that includes you too...



Sanso
In Wabag

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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 12:25:47pm

Sanso,

I cannot believe you have purposely undermined what has been discussed with your rather open handed attack on criticism. You begin your opening lines overly downplaying the facts of the Ipatas government as highlighted by Pambaran. I must say it is NOT A REQUIREMENT in literature to always present an alternative or to make soothing comments for the sake of comport-seeking readers with the likes of you and a few others who have expressed their ‘tunnel views.’

I like the way you preach leadership with big, unsubstantiated remarks, aggregating loosely packed and wide generalizations to make a single point which is the need for good leadership. Don’t hide behind the rhetoric and claim to be a proponent of change, when in fact you yourself have become a victim and an advocator of treason. I am reading the mind behind the person who wrote this and am thinking, this is a living example of a proponent of corruption. When will such people like you, ever DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS NOT? We have had enough sweet talkers and people who seem to show as if they really care about anything, when in fact, they are actually co-conspirators of current woes. Come down to earth, people, and see the realities of what Enga and PNG is going through right now. We need people who can DRAW THE LINE, not compassionate, sweet-talking comport zone seekers. It is time to cause a status quo, to disturb the sleeping to realize the realities. For you to make noble statements about leadership and classifying all Engan intellects who expresses their opinions here as narrow minded and complaint oriented, you have gone way to far, as if using the name of God to demand sins to be forgiven and to let the current conditions of governance be extended until such a time when all Engans are ‘CIVILISED’??

Every literature written on the phase of the earth has a purpose, a point. Regardless of its style, taste and expression, it is for the critics to derive the conclusions or come up with the alternatives. It is for the pro-current regime who seem to desperately seek a good word, a measure of fairness with their blunt, ignorant criticisms and generalizations to come up with your points with facts backing, and equally show us why we so DESPERATELY NEED to continue on with the current regime.

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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 11:19:40am

Mendokain Pambarana

You wouldn't have got any closer to the truths than that which you have stated. Ignore the critics who are hell bent on supporting the so called action governor. The revelation of truth will always attract opposition as is the case in history. Let it not hinder you of the objective of educating the innocent and mabye even the arrogant.

As an Engan, Iam totally ashamed when I travel to Wabag and see the pot hole ridden dirty town. We shout at the top of our voices for PNG to see the changes we have brought to Enga, but the irony is, where are the changes and development? What shame we bare on ourselves. If we cannot run a small province, how can we manage to govern a nation. Such aspirations to become the PM are only wishful dreams for they will never come to pass. One day a true son of Enga will arise to regather the fragmented sons of Enga and lead the nation. For the moment, it will not come from the likes of Ipatas and his cohorts.

Engan at heart

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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 11:33:01am

Sanso, I read your inputs in this forum with great admiration. I don't contribute a lot myself. You and others have debated issues of concern to Enga at great length and this clearly exhibits your patriotism. However, I only differ in one aspect of your remarks and that is the bit on education. You tend to habour the view that leadership is not necessarily predicated on one's education. You may be correct given the fact that the former Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating and others did not have a college degree to be a leader. However, increasingly, education is now becoming an entrenched requirement for public office occupancy. There are several East Asian countries which set benchmarks for aspiring politicans to fulfill (i.e. for political aspirants to have college degrees and to become a Minister in a cabinet, this will require candidates with post-graduate qualification with extensive industry experience).

In a rapidly changing world of technology, international trade, transnational crime, etc..., we need leaders who have attained some level of education. This is to state that education is no longer an optional requirement but an absolute must for one to make effective representation of the country's or public interest.

Charisma is one thing but in the modern world, it will require more than just the ability to influence. A leader is expected to be knowledgeable about issues that will necessitate rationalisation. Rationalisation calls for the highest levels of intellectual analysis paling into relative insignificance the purposes and utility of wisdom, advice and experience. Increasingly use of text-book knowledge and findings from laboratories are becoming a sin quo non in the political decision making process.

The poor quality of debate on proposed legislations in the Parliament in my view is testament to the poor grasp of the meaning and substance of those proposed laws and policies. Leaders who are vocal and those who offer criticism with credence are those with at least a first degree of better. Enga stands to benefit more by electing educated Engans and not those with the big man tag.



Otherwise, a well presented lecture.

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Date Posted: Thu, Jun 07 2007, 06:09:08pm

Mr Ipatas under the Microscope:
The True Colours Of Ipatas’ Leadership

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Prov. 29:2)
To some, Mr Peter Ipatas’ race for the country’s top post has become a joke while to others, it is one of the driving factors of motivations to win the coming elections at all costs. But the air surrounding Enga Governor Mr Peter Ipatas needs to be cleared once and for all, before the people of Enga decide whom to mandate their power. An in-depth analysis of the Ipatas-led government needs to be presented to the people of Enga and aspiring supporters throughout the country. Serious considerations have to be made on the characteristics of the Ipatas government for the last 10 years, his achievements and the future of Enga on the current sails.



On a general note, as implicated in the latest PAC findings, it is sad to reflect that the founding fathers of our nation and those that followed immediately thereafter with the likes of Mr Peter Ipatas, began the journey to self-governance with the same corrupt and bribery attitude as is widespread today. People like Mr Pais Wingti and Mr Ipatas were the ‘refiners’ of the corrupt system. As for Wingti, he never got a chance to finish his university degree but became a politician while doing his 3rd year at UPNG. Ipatas followed and left UPNG for Irelya, his home village in Enga, without completing his course and under questionable circumstances. There, it is understood that he started a band of notorious highway cowboys who frequently held roadblocks on the Highlands Highway leading to Porgera. During his time, many felt victims of our now good governor. He used the proceeds of the thieving venture and invested them in a trade-store which is still in existence at Irelya today. People became frustrated by Mr Ipatas’ continuous harassment of innocent travelling public that during one of the council elections, the Talyul tribe unanimously decided to appoint him as their councillor as a test to see if he could feel responsible and lead a normal life. And it did work but with a different twist.



Mr Ipatas as one of the youngest councillors set a track record of intimidation, harassment and bribery of the poor old councillors which eventually got him the council president. Diverting council and provincial funds by both appropriate and inappropriate means, Mr Ipatas, from the scraps of the Wabag Council Chamber rose up to be one of the wealthiest councils in his times. After 17 years of being the council president, it is truly indisputable that he does have a great array of experience in leading as a councillor as he himself stated (The National, 27 Dec.06). He further proclaimed that he had run the council ‘without instability’ for which, there is surprisingly no evidence of any substantive achievement over such a long period of LLG leadership. As a young university candidate with ambiguous motives, Mr Ipatas’ achievements as council president were best displayed in his valour for private entrepreneurship whilst diverting LLG funds to finance his pursuits. Using his position, he extended his family business which he began from thieving.



Many from the Talyul tribe believe that Mr Ipatas has changed since he was appointed councillor and they are not wrong on this. From being a petty highway cowboy to a rather more elevated crook, Ipatas did evolve to manipulate the council chambers of Wabag for his own good. Using LLG funds combined with proceeds from his own private ventures, Mr Ipatas made good use of LLG powers by building up a network of devout LLG followers in the whole of Enga, of which, most of them were old councillors easily susceptible to bribe, charm and chastisement. The network later became the stronghold upon which Ipatas won the first election in 1997 through a combination of tactical manipulations of the polling and counting processes.



What we see of Mr Ipatas today is a highly sophisticated bureaucrat who has exploited Enga people’s primitive phycology to maintain power and remain popular for the last 10 years as governor. From being a highway robber to a corrupt councillor, Ipatas has remained faithful to his old self, finally manifesting his true colours in his shoes as the Governor of Enga. He has been implicated in various misappropriation charges and corrupt dealings involving large sums of money over the term of his governorship of which, a mere penalty of a few thousand kina has been granted sufficient penance for his crimes. Most of the said funds have been diverted towards building up the Ipatas Empire and maintaining a neutralised, ‘Ipatas-positively charged’ political climate in Enga by supplying his die-hard supporters with cash and ‘necessary goods.’



From his very beginning, Ipatas had built up a questionable track record of leadership. Yet through political blunder and exploitation of the so-called ‘kenge-andake’ (of being proud) nature of the Engan attitude, we have continued to accept the current style of leadership as the best one, keeping as all happy and proud for nothing in particular. The Ipatas era is inherent of the ill-educated Somare regime of the 1970s but more a refined hub of systematically corrupt public servants which is implicitly evidenced by PAC findings as appeared under the headline ‘Mafia rules in Waigani’, stating such people have ‘...had used this system for 31 years’ (The National, 03 Jan.07). Accountability, independence and impartiality at Ipatas Complex are non-existent. A prominent accountant was once assigned by the national government to lead an audit team to examine the provincial books. He was assaulted by Ipatas’ men, and having his life under constant threat, the books were never properly audited. Ipatas has run the Enga provincial government just as he runs Panda Builders. The impending referral of Mr Ipatas which led to his eventual suspension saw many of the TAA-plated vehicles (about 16 plus vehicles mostly land cruisers) of the Enga Provincial Government being replaced with new plate numbers and the scrapping off of the provincial green colour stripes. Such practices are common within the Enga administration under the current leadership. An independent enquiry into the qualifications of people holding various public positions in the Enga Provincial Government would reveal the true nature and extend of mal-administration practised by the Ipatas-led government.



Ipatas, like any other members of parliament, employs his own tactics to remain in power. The Ipatas strategy is a combination of money, charm, guns, and the manipulation of polling and the counting processes. The cover-up process is also involved with lots of money and it goes as far as the court rooms as well as playing simple physiological games with the Enga people. Ipatas strategically invests Enga people’s money where it speaks the loudest. Free education, an easy but effective policy in capturing peoples’ attention worked well. Without any substantial brainstorming, Ipatas began ‘writing cheques on the ground’ and the most important part of the scheme has been the announcements and the presentations.



Ipatas has made sure every cheque presented to the smallest of all institutions was publicised on the news. He has made good use of the so-called free education policy as an effective political tool for maintaining his popularity and expanding his scope of influence. Making unwarranted commitments using Enga people’s money beyond his jurisdiction as reported on the National (8 May 07) where he signed a cheque of K10,000 for a simple graduation ceremony, a one-off expenditure that served no obvious part in his so-called free education policy. While he hails a number of ill-educated followers (Engans) who are the product of his scandalously-intended system itself, Ipatas applies the same principle of operation at home, ‘writing checks on the ground’ to every gathering that he is invited. In terms of infrastructural developments, again, strategic investment, or rather best termed as ‘politically motivated investment’ is the name of his game. For the last 10 years, the only portion of road in Enga that had some kind of maintenance done was the sealing of the Wabag to Wapenamanda Road, which got filled with potholes and cracks within 3 months of completion.



The Wabag to Wapenamanda Road is an important link and location of which all the 5 districts have access to this part of the highway. Since Engans love to pride in themselves, the project earned Ipatas a good name for as long as it lasted. Contrasting that with the disgraceful state of the Wabag Town is in itself a question of jurisdiction in politics between the governor and the Wabag open MP. A plan to develop the Wabag Town Market was aired a while ago but never materialised as it is still on the drawing boards due to the ‘complex nature’ and the ‘high level of expertise’ required to implement the project. The next options where money speaks the loudest for Ipatas have been the sponsoring of Enga Mioks as well as the hosting of the Ipatas Cup. Although it may seem on the outset that these pursuits are well-intentioned to develop rugby league talents in the province, the true intentions of Ipatas are to maintain his fame and popularity among the young whilst attracting Enga’s footy-crazy crowd behind his back.



Where ever Ipatas visits a major Enga Mioks or Ipatas Cup match, the gate is open to any would-be fan on the street at the expense of Enga people’s development funds. While feuds and tribal wars range all over Enga with deteriorating road conditions and failing much needed public services such as health, food security, lack of support for self-sustaining small scale income generating ventures, lack of market for fresh produce, Ipatas rides high on a ‘kenge andake’ (big name) policy that leaves us all feeling lofty for achieving nothing substantial in particular (feeling proud on ‘sopokali tumbarae’ stomachs). From the naming of the Enga people’s Administration Building to ‘Ipatas Building’ to the invention of ‘Ipatas Cup’ and the pursuit of ‘Ipatas eduction’ with ‘Ipatas cheques,’ Enga and PNG as a whole were presented with ‘hard evidence’ when Ipatas made a final show of his ‘achievements’ with the recent EMTV documentary, perfectly concluding his popularity campaign.



The future of Enga’s democracy and political freedom hangs in balance as Mr Ipatas and to some extend, Jeffery Balakau who were the first two candidates to openly stage a ‘guns and money regime’ in the race for power. While Mr Balakau seemed to have cooled off the race, a so-called political ‘marriage’ was forged between Ipatas and John Pundari (The National, 27 Dec.06) which was stated as being ‘fishy’ due to contravening circumstantial evidences and past radical differences arising between the two leaders (The National, 20 Apr.07). Pundari has now lowered himself to race the Kompiam/Ambum open once more and as fundraising chairman, he would naturally be contesting under the umbrella of People’s Party. The unity sent one single message to the people of Enga – Enga’s political integrity at stake. The values of big name and stature in Engan society which the governor himself so persistently campaigns by “yuu kainanya seke ping”, through the support of free education and rugby league sponsorship, became an object of ridicule when the two declared the most unexpected of all unions. While it was reported that Ipatas and Pundari are a ‘single team’ for the Prime Ministership race with a rather embarrassing Latin phrase in People’s Party motto as revealed by Dr Unage on The National, 11 Apr.07, political logic tells me there is something ‘fundamentally wrong’ with the Ipatas-Pundari union.



As Pundari remains the fundraising chairman for People’s Party, Ipatas seemed to have swayed his inclination towards Dickson Maki, the current sitting MP for Kompiam/Ambum who has wasted a good 5-year period achieving literally nothing for the electorate. Among other dubious potential candidates the People’s Party is endorsing throughout PNG, Mr Maki has purposely disappeared from the Kompiam/Ambum Electorate since he was voted into parliament 5 years ago. Now with the help of PP, he is back again seeking the people’s mandate to disappear for another 5 years. While it is not clear under what circumstances Mr Ipatas is endorsing Mr Maki and leaving PP treasurer Mr Pundari out in the cold, Both Pundari and Ipatas have deliberately and persistently lied under oath to the people with promises during campaign rallies, worse still using the name of God. Mr John Pundari made the following statement during one of his rallies against Mr Peter Ipatas in the 2002 National Elections; ‘If God does not bless Pundari's hands to improve the standard of our living in Enga and the sun does not shine or if nothing happens then you can vote me out in the 2007 national election’ ((Gibbs P. 2002), ‘Democracy and Enga Political Culture’).



After 10 years of switching through various ministerial portfolios and having achieved nothing for the Kombiam/Ambum Electorate, Mr Pundari used the name of God in vain to speak blasphemy against His name; a last resort sought to induce voters. Pundari’s move to contest for the regional was motivated by the fact that he had lost support in the Kompiam/Ambum Electorate. Gibbs further states that ‘Pundari likes to promote his clean church-goer image. Nevertheless, he saw fit to give out cheques to village youth groups and church groups during the campaign.’ And the ultimate, most obvious question is ‘Where does one draw the line between bribery and generosity?’ The author further comments on Ipatas, revealing that he is ‘…well known for giving handouts for projects and is known as the governor who "writes cheques on the ground" (yuu kaina seke pingi). In other words, he doesn't even have to carry a cheque book, but will simply tell a group of people to come and pick up their cheque in Wabag the following week.’



While Pundari claiming Ipatas as a polygamist and lacking Christian values (by having too many wives), Pundari himself was the hypocrite bribing and abusing democracy in the name of God. After a furious race of power, it was secretly rumoured that Pundari won the 2002 Enga Regional Seat which Ipatas somehow performed some extra-ordinary miracle in the counting room to have himself declared as the winner. Pundari filed a court case which never went through the courts (it is understood that Ipatas used the best of himself to have Pundari withdraw the file) but he did come to Ipatas’ rescue when he was recently fined for misappropriation. The now publicised Ipatas-Pundari union began under questionable circumstances that only Pundari, Ipatas and their close allies know about the truth. However, if the union between the two former fiery political rivals of Enga is true and genuine as they themselves have claimed and as supported by various commentators in the papers, only time will reveal the true intentions of pair. Rumour has it that Pundari is now ‘reviving’ and running under his own party – the PNG Revival Party, which is one of the two political parties he himself formed. So the pressing question now is where is the so-called ‘Ipatas-Pundari union, which was declared publicly in the eyes of all Engans and PNG as a whole?



In a nutshell, the facts surrounding Pundari are these: he gave a furious chase against Ipatas in 2002, but didn’t win the fight. Ipatas felt a match was up against him so he didn’t want to face the same situation in 2007. He made a false promise of ‘ever-lasting union’ with Pundari, hence, Pundari implicitly declaring himself defeated and surrendered, falling head-on to Ipatas’ trap. Ipatas took him in as treasurer for is PP party and promised him he would contest under PP which would guarantee Pundari’s win in the Kompiam/Ambum Electorate with no questions. When Pundari registered for the open, Ipatas has dumped him from PP endorsement. There is however the possibility that there could be a highly secretive agenda between Ipatas and Pundari that is not even in the minds of ordinary Engans: Ipatas may have allowed Pundari to contest under PNG Revival Party against his own PP man, unsuspecting Maki. Maki has lacked in performance and the people of Kompiam/Ambum know better: he is not definitely going to be returned. Whatever the outcome, either Pundari’s or Maki’s win will be for the good of Ipatas as long as both are in his team, yet rivals in their own race. Ipatas sits back and enjoys the scene he has tactfully created: he has set two dogs fighting for the same bone. Either way, supporters from both Maki and Pundari will be voting for Ipatas, hence, the ultimate beneficiary is our good governor. The deal being known only to Pundari and Ipatas could be that once Pundari wins the Kompiam/Ambum open, Ipatas would then form a coalition with Pundari’s party, while Maki is the rat in the trap, and the whole of the Kompiam/Ambum people are the innocent victims of high level political gimmick. Again, leaders with questionable characters and motives run the show in Enga, taking the people of Enga for granted and abusing the people’s support.



An advancing society is subject to change; hence change is induced and promoted by competition and creativity through the expression of freedom. Where freedom is marginalised, there is no improvement in society. Instead of an upward stance, society tumbles backwards with increasing law and order problems and growing economic difficulties. After assessing and looking back at how far Enga as a province has progressed through the recent years under the leadership of Ipatas, one thing that obviously strikes every educated Engan is the lack of real development and the continuous marginalising of Enga peoples freedom. Aspiring entrepreneurs of Enga have been systematically marginalised by the Ipatas government. A typical example, just recently, Mr. Poko, a faithful supplier of stationary to Kopen and Wabag Secondary Schools has had his contract terminated by our good governor. Unless otherwise you are on the governor’s side, Ipatas has and will employ both legal and illegal means to quench all opposition and competition. His first move once he got into office was to sack all anti-Ipatas public servants; even a simple teacher that didn’t support him in the elections was made jobless.



Enga Provincial tenders are either awarded to his own private company or given only to businesses run by his close allies. The recent outcry by Mr Ipatas ( The National, 26 Apr 07) when the National Government awarded contracts to road projects in Wapenamanda, Kandep and Wabag districts to various construction entities was not an expression of concern but rather he was more concerned with who was entrusted with the money. Obviously the named contractors were not on Mr Ipatas’ list of ‘business partners.’ Anyone that is not a supporter of the Ipatas government literally feels being threatened to approach the Ipatas Building in Wabag. The province is now run by tugs and allies of Ipatas just like in the old days when he used to lead the band of highway robbers. As the saying goes; ‘old habits die hard’, Ipatas has surrounded himself with loyal followers which is no where more evident than at the Ipatas Complex itself - it is fully occupied by Ipatas die-hards; from the administrator down to the cleaner.



Leaders who lack the proper educational qualifications in economics, business and politics cannot simply run the affairs of modern day government society in full capacity. The incorporation of traditional concepts such as tribalism in modern day Westminster system of governance by such minds have corrupted the entire governance structure even before independence. The current Enga government has not established any major economic and policy reforms for the last 10 years. All it has been doing is a creation of a safe operating ground for selfish gains and to extend the rein of control over successive periods through a ‘Fidel Castro-type’ government; systematically downplaying democracy formally, informally and through both legal and illegal means. Although the concept of socialism does work in Castro’s country; a revolution which had noble intensions – a successful uprising against the powerful, oppressing and exploitative US government, Enga’s Castro-type government is set on suppressing any opposition in maintaining its dictatorship.



For Mr Peter Ipatas, Enga Provincial coffers and governorship of the province are not enough to satisfy the ever growing desire for more money and power. If he has proven himself to be worthy of a provincial leader and if he has led with transference and accountability, by all means the whole of Enga would be behind his back for the race for prime ministership. Unfortunately the current facts, his history and the tomorrow’s predictions of his questionable leadership style speak doom for the people of Enga and PNG as a whole. Most likely if he were to be the prime minister, the same type of Engan leadership mentality will follow, ignoring important economic, fiscal and foreign policies and engaging on extravagant spending campaigns on ‘free education’ and football games. The reality is that Mr Ipatas is fully versed with the Engan culture but lacks the political acumen and presentation skills of a leader able to negotiate at international fronts.



Neither does Ipatas posses nor acknowledges the vital forces of economics and the flow of currencies, nor the importance of maintaining an upright and educated phase in world politics. This is the prime ministers post, the highest calling in PNG’s political stature and the man who has to take on that job must have a broad perspective, understanding and appreciation of the political and business forces of the global arena in which PNG operates. Ipatas will be like another Pais Wingti, preying on the country’s treasury and another Bill Skate, ignoring the established forces of economics and follow the established footsteps of Sir Somare by ‘privatising’ (Ipatasation) of PNG’s public sector from top downwards, even to the humble post office clerk. Given his performance record for the last 10 years and his previous 17 years as council president, Mr Ipatas is the perfect prescription for disaster for a country that is already at the verge of collapse. What PNG needs is a visionary and strategic leader who has the brains to address the socio-economic down-turns and stabilise the country’s economy by introducing PNG-made solutions.



In conclusion, the scenario that if Ipatas returns to power, Enga would be lagging 15 years behind and the current law and order problems and infrastructural woes would be 5 times worse than it is today. As long as we don’t have people who can design and construct sustainable and tangible economic policies specifically tailored to the conditions of Enga, we will still remain underdeveloped and marginalised. Ten years for Ipatas on the reigns of Enga has been more than sufficient for him to device strategic plans to address the nightmares of our province, especially tribal fights. The best he has done is setting up a gun-buyback program. People are not that foolish. Junks have been handed in for a profit and enough to buy the latest on the market. With the current campaign trails characterised by guns leading and money following, a repeat of the 2002 National Elections is formidable unless otherwise the people of Enga see the reality, and deliberately decide for tomorrow, decisively and consciously. Some millions of kina are being spent in Enga and throughout PNG from Enga’s purses and private hands in running the 2007 elections by the People’s Party. At the expense of further deteriorating conditions, Ipatas will have to recoup that money and with some profit. Like any other MPs, Mr Ipatas is accruing monies from both business houses and private hands to run his expensive campaign.



Five years will not be sufficient if the cost-recovery plan is transparent, hence succumbing to the usual tactics while Enga continues to suffer for the next 5 years when Ipatas gets into power again. It is now that Enga has to take serious consideration. We have to decide and act today for the better of Enga and PNG as a whole. Maybe the rest of PNG know the loud-talking Ipatas but Engans should know better than that. Some most fundamental facts of the past, present and future of the Ipatas government have been outlined by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Don Polye in one of his recent visits to Enga, revealing critical and tactical matters that must form the focal point of good leadership and governance. Such perceptions are worthy considerations for a noble course. If the Enga people and interested stakeholders of PNG continue to turn a blind eye to the unfolding events and fail to judge our current leaders and act accordingly, Enga will continue to remain underdeveloped and rampant with tribal-conflicts. As the saying goes, history will repeat itself: ‘Peter Ipatas was declared elected despite his son being filmed methodically filling out hundreds of ballots in his father's name inside the polling booth itself’ (The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Aug.02).



Mendokaen Pambaran

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Date Posted: Thu, Jun 07 2007, 07:06:46pm

Wow...Excellent research and presentation. Hope our people back at home will oust Ipatas from all corners of Enga.

God help us!

KK

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Date Posted: Sun, Jun 10 2007, 03:56:22pm

Ipatas and Pundari had their turn already. Proved worthy only as thiefs! They should not be re-elected by the people of Enga.

Pundari is a sick dog. Man blo tok baksait long supporters blo em yet na em save harim tok gris na man blo bilifim tok win ya. Tok giaman em winim em. On several occations, he has purposely hurt his nose (twisted it with his own hands) while giving campaign speeches. When he came to a point where it touched the very hearts of the people, particulary with sensitive issues and things that matter most to innocent Kompiamvians and Ambumvillians, he had forced himself to cry when in reality he doesnt have the emotions nor the feelings to shed tears and to cry in the natural way. Man save brukim nose blo em yet long forcim em yet long karai ya...Most people think that he is holding his nose because he is crying when in reality, he holds his nose first before he starts crying, so that he can make his nose even red. Wanpla kain strongpla konman SDA ya....

Ipatas em save baim skul fee blo olgeta yangpla pikinini meri blo Enga yet na behain, taim em save visitim ol wantaim subsiti moni blo ol, em wanpla mas stap sabai blo em. Wanpla taim Ipatas askim wanpla manki long skul long tokim narapla meri ya na, meri ya kirap tokim manki ya olsem "Please brata, you no sori long mi?" Em baka man ya em sem kilim em one-side na ranawei ya. Ipatas em man blo olgeta yongpla skul meri long Enga. Mipla ol sampla bai nogat nau. Painim ol lus lain nabaut long narapla hap blo PNG.

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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 12 2007, 02:55:42pm

brata, em ol toktok blo yu ya em mi confirmim stret.
the last paragraph.....ahahahhahahahah.....em trupla incident.

tapi suppose lo baim bia tasol mipla bin misout bikos em na kisim laif blo wanpla sundi....ahahahhahahahaahah. mi ken tingim displa incident na it brings back memories.....

"please brata, yu no sori lo mi ah. mi skul yet ya. em member na igat planti maeri tu. sori, mi no kain meri olsem......"eheheheh. mangi ya kam tokim mipla na mipla dai lo laugh ya, arere lo mon tree ya...ahahahah

FYI, samting ya kamap lo Unitech.....ahahhahahahahah

these twos are laughing stock!!!

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Author:
WAGE IGINI
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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 08 2007, 06:28:15pm

Mendokaen Pambaran,

We salute you for a well versed information. We definately need research on all our Engan Leaders. This election will definately determine our future in Enga and the conduct within the Province.

Sanso, If you are intentionally trying to cover up the truth then you are someone with no merit and standings in the real Enga society. All of our leaders are in the spot light and we all know who are ones who have been implicated.....A reflection of ones character at home will be clearly shown by his/her style of leadership, unless he/she is a 100% committed christian.

If we have to change Enga, someone has to admit of wrong doings as no one is perfect. We can always forgive and forget, but the bottom line is to admit on the wrong doings.

Kaimis.......No hard feelings, coz I don't support any Regional Candidate


Wage Igini
Kandep

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Author:
kapis bruk
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 11:02:12am

ummmmm, that is an hectic investigative literature written! Tumps up Mendokain Pamabaran. Ya, That was just clear and good enough for any tom dick and harry to see the politician's policital integrity frontier.

Great work!

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Author:
engalishman
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 01:44:42pm

1. Enga was and is continued to be ruled by a tyrant who has absolutely no regard for compliance with the Provincial Government Act, The Public Finance Management Act, Leadership Act and other general guidelines and procedures that governs the whole system of governance.

ANSWER:
Generally, you have stated the extreme of all situations, deriving conclusions based on your own perceptions and leniency towards the kind of political support and ideology you have.Ipatas has manipulated the system at all fronts to give the impression that he is complying with the laws and rules of governance, yet, you and I as Engans know what happens back at home. We cannot deny the fact that funds are miss-used everyday. The writer’s view was not a personal view but a collective view of independent literature and events that are a normal occurrence in Enga.


2. The Governor has been having unfettered access to hundreds and billions of Kina from the resource grants and the National Government.

ANSWER:
Facts that are known to Engans have been stated in the article. Facts of misuse of power, and of money and position to gain self-interest for himself and for his supporters. Engans understand that this is only the tip of many things going wrong with the Ipatas government. Dispute against the facts. Stating such statements as ‘unfettered access to hundreds and billions’ is an extreme, misleading statement, diverting the true meaning and spirit of which the article was written.


3. The general public of Enga has been suppressed oppressed intimidated and even imprisoned for any hint of public pressure, opposition, protests or general rebellion.

ANSWER:
Again, you have stated the extreme of the situation. We don’t need an historical Hitler-type government today in modern-day, democratic Enga to prove the existence of such. What we are experiencing today is today’s version of the same as it was experienced during the times of Hitler. You as an Engan know that the Ipatas government sacked simple teachers who didn’t show support for his government. You know that every Tom, Dick and Harry in the Ipatas Centre is all Ipatas’ man. The rest, whether being ‘suppressed, oppressed & intimidated’ is natural for a dictator-type government. Again, we are not in Hilter’s times to miss the obvious.


4. Governor Peter Ipatas is NOT APPROACHABLE and is NOT BASED in Enga but enjoys a lavish lifestyle in Port Moresby or even overseas.

ANSWER:
‘Approachable’ is a questionable word of its own for whatever context and purpose you want to use it for. In the context of the article, if you are not on Ipatas’ side, unless you plan to make an alliance and vote him for the next election or to give him a pig as a form of reconciliation as it happened in Kompiam station a while back, you don’t need more prove to state that the Ipatas government is NOT APPROACHABLE. Your statement about “NOT BASED in Enga but enjoys a lavish lifestyle in Port Moresby or even overseas” are your own and nowhere in the article you would find such terms. Again, this proves the extreme stand you have taken to dilute the actual and true meaning of the article.

5. Governor Peter Ipatas had not delivered ANY TANGIBLE DEVELOPMENT during his 10-year governorship role; hence no benefit had been felt/experienced by the Engans.

ANSWER:
The question raised in the article was about political investment; hence, the question of tangible development was in that respect. In politically motivated investments, it does not matter whether a development prospect has some value of tangibility; rather what matters is the key motivation behind that investment. Where there seems to be a number of possible reasons involved, we look at the main reason behind it. If you look at Enga’s investment and development strategy by the current government, all has been motivated by politics. Therefore, no tangible development in its true context.

6.Because of the above; Engans everywhere are doomed and have no better prospects, hope or chance to be competitive with other Papua New Guineans in all manner of pursuits.

ANSWER:

Those who do not know the Engan method of thinking can read the literal meaning of the article. For you, whom I perceive you as an Engan, must read it in the Engan context. Let me rephrase for you what you have written “Because of the above, Enga needs to make a corrective stand”.

Engans are by far, competitive on their own and it does not need the government to support them. By nature, we don’t seek answers within the box but outside, hence we exploit the opportunities the world has to offer. Enga itself is a small box. People like you, need to seek your answers to such narrow and derivative views outside the box where all naturally competitive Engans are. The Ipatas government is only trying to undermine and diminish that natural God-given talent that every Engan possesses.

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Author:
Realist
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 12:49:57pm

The scope of the article gives the reader (Engan, other PNG people and expatriates) the following impressions amongst others.

1.Enga was and is continued to be ruled by a tyrant who has absolutely no regard for compliance with the Provincial Government Act, The Public Finance Management Act, Leadership Act and other general guidelines and procedures that governs the whole system of governance

2. The Governor has been having unfettered access to hundreds and billions of Kina from the resource grants and the National Government.

3. The general public of Enga has been suppressed oppressed intimidated and even imprisoned for any hint of public pressure, opposition, protests or general rebellion.

4. Governor Peter Ipatas is NOT APPROACHABLE and is NOT BASED in Enga but enjoys a lavish lifestyle in Port Moresby or even overseas.

5. Governor Peter Ipatas had not delivered ANY TANGIBLE DEVELOPMENT during his 10-year governorship role; hence no benefit had been felt/experienced by the Engans.

6.Because of the above; Engans everywhere are doomed and have no better prospects, hope or chance to be competitive with other Papua New Guineans in all manner of pursuits.


Please confirm and/or deny the above. I'll offer my piece of mind after that.

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Author:
engalishman
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 01:47:21pm

1. Enga was and is continued to be ruled by a tyrant who has absolutely no regard for compliance with the Provincial Government Act, The Public Finance Management Act, Leadership Act and other general guidelines and procedures that governs the whole system of governance.

ANSWER:
Generally, you have stated the extreme of all situations, deriving conclusions based on your own perceptions and leniency towards the kind of political support and ideology you have.Ipatas has manipulated the system at all fronts to give the impression that he is complying with the laws and rules of governance, yet, you and I as Engans know what happens back at home. We cannot deny the fact that funds are miss-used everyday. The writer’s view was not a personal view but a collective view of independent literature and events that are a normal occurrence in Enga.


2. The Governor has been having unfettered access to hundreds and billions of Kina from the resource grants and the National Government.

ANSWER:
Facts that are known to Engans have been stated in the article. Facts of misuse of power, and of money and position to gain self-interest for himself and for his supporters. Engans understand that this is only the tip of many things going wrong with the Ipatas government. Dispute against the facts. Stating such statements as ‘unfettered access to hundreds and billions’ is an extreme, misleading statement, diverting the true meaning and spirit of which the article was written.


3. The general public of Enga has been suppressed oppressed intimidated and even imprisoned for any hint of public pressure, opposition, protests or general rebellion.

ANSWER:
Again, you have stated the extreme of the situation. We don’t need an historical Hitler-type government today in modern-day, democratic Enga to prove the existence of such. What we are experiencing today is today’s version of the same as it was experienced during the times of Hitler. You as an Engan know that the Ipatas government sacked simple teachers who didn’t show support for his government. You know that every Tom, Dick and Harry in the Ipatas Centre is all Ipatas’ man. The rest, whether being ‘suppressed, oppressed & intimidated’ is natural for a dictator-type government. Again, we are not in Hilter’s times to miss the obvious.


4. Governor Peter Ipatas is NOT APPROACHABLE and is NOT BASED in Enga but enjoys a lavish lifestyle in Port Moresby or even overseas.

ANSWER:
‘Approachable’ is a questionable word of its own for whatever context and purpose you want to use it for. In the context of the article, if you are not on Ipatas’ side, unless you plan to make an alliance and vote him for the next election or to give him a pig as a form of reconciliation as it happened in Kompiam station a while back, you don’t need more prove to state that the Ipatas government is NOT APPROACHABLE. Your statement about “NOT BASED in Enga but enjoys a lavish lifestyle in Port Moresby or even overseas” are your own and nowhere in the article you would find such terms. Again, this proves the extreme stand you have taken to dilute the actual and true meaning of the article.

5. Governor Peter Ipatas had not delivered ANY TANGIBLE DEVELOPMENT during his 10-year governorship role; hence no benefit had been felt/experienced by the Engans.

ANSWER:
The question raised in the article was about political investment; hence, the question of tangible development was in that respect. In politically motivated investments, it does not matter whether a development prospect has some value of tangibility; rather what matters is the key motivation behind that investment. Where there seems to be a number of possible reasons involved, we look at the main reason behind it. If you look at Enga’s investment and development strategy by the current government, all has been motivated by politics. Therefore, no tangible development in its true context.

6.Because of the above; Engans everywhere are doomed and have no better prospects, hope or chance to be competitive with other Papua New Guineans in all manner of pursuits.

ANSWER:

Those who do not know the Engan method of thinking can read the literal meaning of the article. For you, whom I perceive you as an Engan, must read it in the Engan context. Let me rephrase for you what you have written “Because of the above, Enga needs to make a corrective stand”.

Engans are by far, competitive on their own and it does not need the government to support them. By nature, we don’t seek answers within the box but outside, hence we exploit the opportunities the world has to offer. Enga itself is a small box. People like you, need to seek your answers to such narrow and derivative views outside the box where all naturally competitive Engans are. The Ipatas government is only trying to undermine and diminish that natural God-given talent that every Engan possesses.

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Author:
Realist
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 02:17:52pm

The above answers march along the same vein - a superficial generalizations that I'd thought, with your keen investigative skill provide hard statistics and data from reputable sources, with quantifiable information for any "serious" reader to deduce his/her own conclusions.

That flagrant amiss renders any more debate on this issue futile and useless.

If angles are visting this site, they would go away disappointed. However, it human beings with 5 senses are reading here, they will be doing themselves injustice to be gullible by the stench of negativism that is thriving here.

Call me by whatever name you like, but I am an independent thinker who sees beyond what meets the eyes.


Realist with a world view
Another Engan

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Author:
realist-u-mudafuggker;tapi-gay-partner??
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Date Posted: Sun, Jun 24 2007, 12:39:51pm

reaLISt, Ur one mudafuggkin cant of a bLiND dickHE@D, fudkin pain in the arse...go do gaystyle with tapi;s coRRupt Cogk....nextx time open ur eyyess and seehe watts fuggkig ur own assss be4 uu startt blurrin shtttt...

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Author:
Realist you are unrelist
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 05:40:31pm

Realist...you are a COWARD!!!Go holim post blon Ipatas na swallow his semen!

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Author:
ahahaha
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 07:39:11pm

ahahaha

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Author:
engalishman
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 13 2007, 07:43:48pm

Realist or Sanso or who ever you are, I dont know who long you spend your time to come up with your colorful but meaningless expressions?

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Author:
tapi product???
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Date Posted: Mon, Jun 18 2007, 11:59:28am

You invest in us and now we tell your weakness. No hurt feelings because those are the truth. You don't educate people to be your 'cargo-boys' but to reveal what is wrong and right, blind tapi and you the cohorts!

slack asses need a kick at their bun


taim blo lukim na wokim

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Author:
4Ipatas
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Date Posted: Thu, Jul 12 2007, 06:36:40pm

Niakamam pep piral Ipatas keng mino kwesral election ange nigimramkando, ong neap kandalap. Daramkandao, Mendokain Pambarana yalep nengakarik seralapenon lambao karape.

Ipatas de Gavana jiliamon emb tange maso karep, lakap ong nikalpamon.

4Ipatas

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Author:
Tapu MALO (Keep language to yourself)
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Date Posted: Sat, Jul 14 2007, 05:00:08pm

Please keep your vernicular to yourself Mr 4Ipatas whoever you are. Please post someting in a language that the world can understand.

Regards

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Author:
4IPATAS
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 18 2007, 07:47:14pm

This is an Engan Forum. If you can't read what I have written just this 'one-off', nature begs me to ask this question, "Where the bloody hell are you from?" Oh!, if you are one of those so called ‘City Engans' who do not know the Engan language that well, blame your parents for what your are now, half-baked Engan!

Ha! Ha! But if you are someone from else where, my apologies. What I have written is translated. 'The Criticisms that the Rt. Hon IPATAS is getting so far from the likes of Mendokain Pambarana and his alike thinkers, all thumbs for your intense research and substantiated facts. Well, write what ever you want to write or say what you want to say because this 2007 election, IPATAS is still coming home and once all is complete, I bet you will continue to fire you media missiles but always remember, you reap what you sow (an Engan expression similarly equates this to, Lakap ong nikalpamon). Enjoy researching.

4IPATAS

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Author:
TAPI
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Date Posted: Sat, Jul 14 2007, 09:56:16am

TELL ME WHO IS LEADING THE COUNTING RIGHT NOW!!!????!!!

TAPI

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Author:
Parali Maki
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Date Posted: Sun, Jul 15 2007, 12:36:50am

Ipatas' strong holds have been counted already, Mr Torato's Lagaip Porgera electorate which has Enga's highest population density is still getting counted so Tapi don't get excited, your excitement may be short lived.

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Author:
Naro
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Date Posted: Sun, Jul 15 2007, 03:42:01pm

Parali Maki...you are on spot. Also include Kandep onto the list where Paul Torato's stronghold is.

Cheers
Naro

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Author:
TAPI
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Date Posted: Sun, Jul 15 2007, 06:30:58pm

Remember! Peter Ipatas is a West Engan original too. He is leading and will get even more votes there.

TAPI
Mi yet mi stap!!!

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Author:
MuliMaip (Malisep)
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Date Posted: Sun, Jul 15 2007, 07:36:49pm

Crooks have no place in the west. Wait and see what I mean.

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Author:
1aku
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Date Posted: Mon, Jul 16 2007, 01:50:15am

According to the latest information I've gathered from home, Peter Ipatas' votes collected and displayed on the pngec website were only from Wabag area up to Sangurap and parts of Sirunki. Further down from Amapyaka to Wapenamanda area are yet to be counted. As well as all of Kompiam/Ambum electorate where his strongholds are.

Paul Paken Torato has skyrocketed with votes he collected from Kandep from Don Polye. In which Peter Ipatas coincidentally collected about 5000 votes (especially from those that filled out the ballot papers themselves). Paul Torato is yet to collect majority of the votes from other parts of his own electorate but not to mention that Peter Ipatas also has votes scattered all over Lagaip-Porgera electorate too.

At this stage, it is anybody's guess and anybody's game.

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Author:
TAPI
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Date Posted: Mon, Jul 16 2007, 10:10:54am

The west is a crook haven. No wonder it hasn't developed past the stone age, capisce!

TAPI
Mi yet mi stap

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Author:
MuliMaip (Malisep)
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Date Posted: Mon, Jul 16 2007, 04:57:42pm

Explain to me the causes of the volcano craters that have popped up in the middle of the Wabag town roads......compare that to Porgera town and Laiagam town.....all fingers crossed, lets wait.

MuliMaip

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Author:
Mohawk
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Date Posted: Mon, Jul 16 2007, 05:51:25pm

TAPI, I guess you should SHUT UP now!!!

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Author:
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 05:39:43am

Tapi, moko koge pili, pare aipe. eheh...........

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Author:
TAPI
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 10:31:25am

Empty vessels make a lot of noise... you can talk until the cows come home but the Enga people I am always with will speak.

I can break your heart, infact I have broken a few of Enga mans heart, but I am a man of action and the Enga Regional is my seat.

so MY PEOPLE, relax and TAPI will take you into the next 5 years. Even if you do not vote me, you are my people!

TAPI
IS YOUR ACTION GOVERNER!!!

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Author:
Lagaip Tainge
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 11:24:16am

Once again, SHUT UP, COW TAPI! YOU ARE AN IDIOT!! FUCK YOU @SSHOLE!!

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Author:
Mulimaip (Action in what?)
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 01:43:25pm

Tapi, you know very well that deep down inside you, your soul is crying for good and transparent leadership but your mouth is shouting the opposite. Who are you suppossed to be listening to, the inner man or ailen? 2ndly, Action in what, building a chain of beer distribution outlets and hosting sex festivals?

Get real, you disgust me....mate....You never were, is and will not be my leader....I refuse to submit to crooks.

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Author:
ACTION TAPI!
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 02:59:39pm

stop making noises! ACTION is your leader. I am the begining of Lagaip. who are you? Just a little computer warrior? heh eh! you wnat to challenge me? come to Enga Province. If not just hide behind your little computer and I will continue to pay your school fee.

ACTION!!!
TAPI

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Author:
KLagaipT3
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 08:00:58pm

I guess you know who I am.. TAPI I would advise you stop instigating unnecessary junk on this website.

Please let this be the closure...

Steve

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Author:
Parali Maki
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 10:51:17pm

KLagaip,

Have you heard any latest update on the counting for the Lagaip Porgera seat? The figures given on the EC website is 4 days old.

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Author:
KLagaipT3
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 18 2007, 09:37:28am

Parali Maki

The latest I received is that Philip Kapus Kikala is leading on 6915 votes; in second place is David Ezekiel on 6670 votes, and Kappa Yarka on third place with 6400 votes.

Currently they are counting in the Sirunki area, Kappa Yarka's stronghold so figures could change. But right now PKK is leading.

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Author:
Parali Maki
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 18 2007, 01:40:15pm

Thanks KLagaipT3, I suppose counting around Porgera and Paiela hasn't started yet. Do keep us posted, hope PKK continues to keep his head above the pack.

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Author:
TAPI
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2007, 10:00:35pm

Who the hell are you???

If you all want to remove me from the Governors seat just act and don't make childish comments on this board against Peter Ipatas. You all know the kind of leader I am and this is your chance to remove me from power. If Enga wants me back I will come back as the mandated leader. And I deserve respect for what I have done so far for Enga. No other Engan leader has done what I have done to date. YUPLA PASIM MAUS NA STAP ISI!!!

TAPI

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Author:
sandawan
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 18 2007, 03:20:35am

WEEEE ER GUYS !! ENOUGH ALREADY. WE DON'T WANNA BE A SPECTATOR TO YOUR TALKING MATCHES...CAN WE HAVE SOME DECENCY NOW PLEASE??

Y A K A N K A I L A P !!!

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Author:
tanu
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 18 2007, 07:58:42pm

anon, luk olsem yu gat experience lo displa wok ya....eh heh eh heh!

tanu

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Author:
Anon
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Date Posted: Wed, Jul 18 2007, 08:05:59pm

Em nau tanu.. Olsem yu save kaiks blo mi ya,,, tingim?? (ehehehehe!!!)

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Author:
TAPI
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Date Posted: Mon, Jul 23 2007, 04:38:36pm

STILL DA ONE!!!

TAPI

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