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Subject: Enga needs to review its leadership in 2007 - PC Viewpoint


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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2007, 10:12:49am

OK, a viewpoint below, but the recommendation for P. Torato is not well taken. Enga can not continue to go back and forward in determining leadership for the province. Respectfully, PT has had his turn timely. Today, Enga is vasted with enough capable leaders to create a new era in every aspects of development. People of Enga will decide anywhere.
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Viewpoint by Sambe Wan
PostCourier 30/04/2007

Enga needs to review its leadership in 2007

I refer to Mr Yako (EY) of Enga's articles on �Enga Governor Peter Ipatas is Right Leader�.
It�s the provincial government�s policy already designed by the late Malipu Balakau who is much respected, honoured and a trustworthy leader of Enga who promoted the human resource concept for Enga.
If someone cannot manage their family, how can he/she manage others and manage the entire 800 different cultures with differing languages. It�s really hard for such a person to manage their welfare.
I would like to take you back to the period in which Paul Torato was the regional member. He was decisive and did not tolerate tribal warfare. He arranged for police to intervene. He put a stop to alcohol, that is the reason why he set up the Tomba boomgate.
What good does alcohol do to the people of Enga? Nothing. Giving licences to councillors to open up clubs to sell beer is bad. Beer prices are high and people substitute beer for drugs like marijuana or home brew. Drunkenness has caused a lot of unnecessary problems that caused disharmony among the community and disruptions to innocent and helpless mothers and children. Socially, Enga is suffering in silence, economically it is not performing and politically there is no stability and allegations of corruption are rife.
When these three fundamental essential characters of such provincial government are not present, how can you say Enga is up there?
We have the giant Porgera gold mine and it pays 5% equity to the provincial government. What tangible development has this current provincial government brought to you?
Stop being shortsighted open your eyes and choose a right leader.
I think Paul Torato is the right man.

� Sambe Wan
Enga

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Naro
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2007, 09:00:44pm

Can you list Engans who are capable to unseat Ipatas and too have the relevant qualities of a leader that we dream of? Of these current candidates vying to oust Ipatas, I don't see anyone has the qualities of a true leader that we dream of. That's why, I am up for PT as he is popular enough to oust Ipatas although PT does possess the qualities of good leadership. Just give your third preference to PT!

Naro...another Sambe Wane

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Naro
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2007, 09:02:42pm

Typo error...should be does not for the sentence...although PT does possess....

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Sensible Apulin
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2007, 09:16:54pm

Who else is challenging Peter Ipatas for Governors post? Paul Torato is an expired old man. He's days are gone. He has done zilch for Enga in his days. Enga does not need him.

If there is no better regional candidate than I say Enga is doomed!

Peter Ipatas is simply CORRUPT!

If there is no reputable Engan challenging him then Enga will continue to remain in the stone age.

LORD HELP ENGA!

Sensible Apulin

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Sikita, Tomape (Compare with Achievers)
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Date Posted: Tue, May 01 2007, 05:45:17pm

Many have denounced Peter Ipatas. If Enga or PNG has to select good leaders, what benchmarks should be used? Certainly, there are many that one can think of from textbooks they've read or from experices. In my view Ipatas should be measured by what he has achieved and those he was unable to. For instance, I hold Jamie Maxtone Graham, Bire Kimosopa, Peter Barter, Mekere Morauta, Lady Kidu and a few others to be achievers, both at their electorate and national levels. Has Ipatas been able to do that? If yes, I don't see any reason why he should be toppled. If the answer is in the negative, Enga should judge astutely the characteristics of those vying for seats in 2007 and select those who have achieved whether in the public or private sectors.

I want Enga and PNG to advance jsut as anyone who writes or reads in this forum.

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Mangi nating
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Date Posted: Tue, May 01 2007, 07:05:41pm

"I don't see any reason why he should be toppled", writes a correspondent named Sikita.
If this is the level of political perspicacity extant within the so-called intellectual sector of Enga, then I weep tears of frustration.
Listen to me, good citizens of Enga, for you are dwelling in Cloud Cuckoo Land. If your governor is corrupt, then your own lives are corrupt. If you allow corruption, you are corrupt. If you are corrupt, then you have no value.

It is time for Engans to grow up and oust this sad and disgraceful cretin of a governor and elect someone with the balls to do something concrete for Enga and our kids here.
To even contemplate, even in hypothesis, forgiveness for Ipatas is to de-consecrate our great land and our people.

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Sikita, Tomape (Corruption Vs Benchmarks)
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Date Posted: Wed, May 02 2007, 11:18:48am

I don't condone corruption just as much as the next person. The performance of an MP would normally be judged on the basis of his/her efforts in promotoing the welfare of the electorate and country. I mentioned few names who in my considered view have produced or delivered in their own electorates and PNG. Does the name Peter Ipatas fit into this cadre of MPs when it comes to deliverying goods and services that are vital to the welfare of the citizens? Has Enga and by implication PNG benefitted via the polices and programs pursued by the Ipatas regime?

I am a relist and don't live in the cloud cucko land that was alluded to. Though I am domicilled in POM, I go home (Enga) thrice a year. There are glaring evidences of dilapidated social and economic infrastruture but by the same token, there are signs of positive developments as well. The gist of my piece here revolves around the benchmarks/yardsticks that one should employ when deciding to cast his/her vote. Corruption arguably happens to be an indelible/ubiquitous trait of most politicians, and therefore Ipatas would certainly be not immune to this syndrome. However, Ipatas and others should be measured by what they can be able to achieve and not other considerations that border on intruding into his or their private life (s).

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Date Posted: Wed, May 02 2007, 08:20:13am

So who would you suggest has the balls to take Enga forward? We all know Peter Ipatas is corrupt and Paul Torato cannot be recycled.

Who else in Enga is capable of leading Enga? I am not in Enga right now but am interested to know the kind and quality of candidates that are putting their hands up for the governor seat apart from the two mentioned.

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Enga True
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Date Posted: Wed, May 02 2007, 08:25:00am

Lets give Father Paul Kanda, SVD the support. He is sharp, precise, genuine and has the potential to take Enga one step further, if not for the betterment of our future generations.

Enga True.

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Date Posted: Wed, May 02 2007, 09:01:52am

Try Daniel Kapi or David Lambu, the latter is a strong character but his american presidential style of campaign is new to Enga.

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Date Posted: Wed, May 02 2007, 03:27:21pm

Daniel K does the sweet talk for nothing. What has he done for Wabag Electorate when he won the by-election ousting late Takae Kapi? During his short reign, if I remember well he was given a ministrial portfolia as communication/information minister. He came to Wabag Secondary when I was doing my year 12 and promised something about telephone linkages throughout Wabag District. This never eventuated. This being said, I do not trust individuals and MPs who provide good lip service for nothing.

Currently, there ain't any quality leaders vying for the governership. The Father may qualify according to some those who know him. But I have never heard of him until this GE time. PT is termed as recycled which is true however, he is popular now in terms of gaining support!

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Naro

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Ipili Watch Dog
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Date Posted: Thu, May 10 2007, 07:30:26pm

Beloved Engans,

Please read what the Leader of the Star Alliance Party has written. I believe it will motivate you to make a right choice for Engan Leaders this election.

For Example, In Laigap/Porgera Philip K Kikala (Laiagam) and Bill K Kuala (Porgera)are man who share simililar interllectual sentiments with this Author. We need these type people of such calibre regardless of which Party they are from.

Lets educate our village people NOW. Not to cast their votes because a candidate has given them K100.00 or the candidate is a rich man with 10 Land Crushers, etc, etc.

Why cant we vote for poor candidate who has heart and visions for the people of Enga

Wake up Engan Interllectuals, It's now or never ........!!!!


PNG in the year 2020
Dr Clement Waine (PhD)

We have just ushered in the New Year 2007. The ink recording the resolutions for the New Year on the crumbled papers are yet to dry up. I would gladly join in the fanfare but this time I want to raise a point for national discussion. What will PNG be like in the year 2020? I am compelled to ask this question because this is the year to change the guards across the land.
In order to prospect the future, history will always be the guiding post that enables us to extrapolate beyond the present. The year 2020 is only 13 years away. Children that are born now will be reaching puberty and high on hormones, driving their parents crazy. What will their world be like? What sort of country will we, as a collective nation, create for them?
PNG was formed in the crucible of time and space. Within the last 30 years, we have evolved from a nation of countless tribes into a form of democracy that we call PNG. We have achieved much in the process. Our democracy has not faltered along the lines of ethnic fissures as experienced elsewhere around the world and in our region. We have treaded, so many times, around the rim of the abyss. Yet, we have pulled back every time. Our democracy is unique. Based on our own understanding of the world outside of our shores and our own understanding of the intricate uniqueness that characterizes our nation, we remain resolute to make this country truly unique in every sense of the word. Our democracy is best described as the Unity in Diversity.
The forefathers who stood at the Independence Hill that 16th day of September 1975, over 30 years ago, have fallen silent, one by one, as their Maker beckons them on. A new generation has risen up to take their places. The baton has been passed on.
My contemporaries and I, slightly older than the nation itself, have lived through the triumphs and dismays. Our own progresses in life are testaments to what the nation is capable of achieving and the product of our own choices decisions we made when we came to the fork in the road. We count ourselves as the generation that caught the glimpse of the past and stood the test of time to tell a story. We lived through the brief decadence of the 1980s and enlisted in colleges during the traumatic periods of the 1990s. Our parties did not last into the twilight hours. A new generation arrived on the scene the generation X. They were reared under the deteriorating social undercurrents.
The progress of PNG can be summarized briefly in the following words. In 1970s, the buzzwords were independence and nationalization. I remember the days of live-bands rocking the nights in the villages of Simbu and my older compatriots succumbing to their emotions and losing their innocence. It was a brief moment of exuberance. In the 1980s, the buzzwords were mining projects. Terms such as joint venture, equity participation and royalties were bandied around. Other terms that become ubiquitous in our national lexicon were corruption, bribery and commission of inquiry. The Bougainville Crisis started towards the end of that decade and new terms were phrased: insurgency,
revolution and civil war. Unlike many nations around the world, PNG became independent without bloodshed but was spilling blood to maintain its sovereign integrity.
The terminologies in the 1990s were varied, highlighting the traumatic episodes onrushing upon PNG: structural adjustments, user-pay, currency devaluation, secession, Sandline mercenaries, military revolt, El Nino, Kina parity against US Dollar, dollar diplomacy, Orogen IPO, Cayman Island, Cairns Conservatory, leadership tribunal, NPF saga, pyramid money schemes, just to name a few. Two groups of people emerged during the 1990s those who were traumatized by the upheavals and those that were shielded from them by the web of social support. In colleges, we found words to describe the former group. If you fell on the extreme fringes you were labeled psycho and those who ascended above the fringes were called con-men. These words have now become ubiquitous and entered the national dialect.
The first few years of the 21st century were phenomenal. Reforms to the political system and financial institutions were enacted. The iconoclastic changes instituted by the Mekere government saw the consignment of PNGBC and Orogen to the annals of history. The Chief came back to power and became the Grand Chief. This is the first time PNG had one government for a full parliamentary term. The economy has rebounded on the back of the bullish commodity prices from its doldrums in the 1990s. There is an element of confidence that is rising in the national psyche. The buzzwords now are privatization, good governance, MTDS, macroeconomic stability, green revolution (whatever that means!), fiscal responsibility, political stability, integrity laws on political parties, and the LPV.
Maintaining the status quo
In the year 2020, when we make it there, what will PNG be like? If we conduct our affairs on the business-as-usual attitude in the intervening years the following scenario will be presented to us.
The population will have reached over 7 million people. Of this, over a million people will have become infected with HIV and we will have already buried few hundred thousand AIDS victims, most of whom would be in their productive lives. The economic loss from these deaths will be significant. Presently, the rampaging scourge of HIV infections has gone unabated for far too long in spite of efforts to stem it. A brand new message is needed, immediately.
All the major mining and petroleum projects will have already wound up their operations. Much of their activities will be deployed around mine site rehabilitations. The mineral boom days of the 1980s will have gone bust by 2015. In the year 2020, PNG will have been already in the post-bust days. This will severely erode the governments revenue base. The shock would be far worse than that of the 1990s when Bougainville Copper ceased operations due to insurgency.
The unsustainable social changes rummaging across the land like a hungry pig will have resulted in catastrophic internal strife. This will be exacerbated by the brutality of the gun
culture that is taking over the rule of law in towns and villages across PNG. Before the year 2020 PNG will have been half-ruled by gun-trotting warlords. Already, I have seen them becoming the law unto themselves in parts of the Highlands. This is the sure sign of a very bad omen falling upon the land! Before the year 2007 is over, SHP will be another Iraq and whatever remained of Mendi will make Baghdad look like a school yard playground. People affected by the gun riddled ethnic conflicts, often stemming from failed political processes, are already crowding into towns and cities. They are putting more pressure on the infrastructure that was built during the colonial days to cater for a small population and have become dilapidated over 30 years of neglect. This situation will be exacerbated in July 2007. If you think squatter settlements in Port Moresby are already getting out of control, be assured that you have not seen the worst of it yet. The nation will witness an explosion of internally displaced people.
With the government already running out of ideas to expand its revenue base (the ridiculous notion that concessions create impetus for growth is a fallacy), and the impending explosion in the population growth that is already outpacing real GDP growth, and the irreversibly adverse social changes, the nation is already sitting on a time-bomb. It will have exploded before the year 2020.
Unable to meet its obligations, and pressured by the growing population and the dwindling resources, the government will be forced to crawl on its hands and knees to the international donors. The country will go into a tailspin of borrow and spend modus operandi, plunging further and deeper into debt and shackled down forever. The current crop of leaders does not appreciate the immensity of the debt burden. In the last budget speech, debt was consigned as affordable and constituting about 48% of GDP. In actuality, debt in real Kina terms has not declined significantly. The decline was a reflection of the corresponding decline in dollar terms. The current government shifted the debt burden towards the domestic side. It currently holds the record for exploding the domestic debt from low of K200 million to over K2.0 billion in just three years. The government is borrowing and spending peoples current savings.
In the next few years, the commodity prices will head south. Even if the prices decline slowly, all the extractable resources will have already been depleted. This will dampen the mood in PNG. The government currently has exhausted its goodwill with the donor agencies and has already saturated the domestic debt market. It will be faced with two dire choices declare PNG bankrupt or default on debt repayments. Either choice will have severe ramifications. Government defaulting on the domestic debt will be the powder keg exploding. People will lose their savings and will take to the streets. The NPF saga was the near-perfect simulated forerunner. Chaos will be the norm of the day. International communities will shun PNG and conducting business overseas will be reduced to personal contacts.
The unemployment rate will have risen to historically high levels. Students now in primary and high schools will be coming out of colleges with inks wet on their degrees and diplomas. They will join the queue for employment and some will turn to crimes as a way of life. Any semblance of human decency will be a luxury not many will afford.
Parents sending their children to school with the hope that these investments will repay in kind later will only be frustrated.
By the year 2015, the plebiscite on Bougainvilles Independence from PNG will have been successful by the tiniest margin of 50.001%. Bougainville will be independent from PNG and a new nation will have already joined the club of nations at the UN by the year 2020. The result will embolden the simmering hopes of independence by other provinces and regions. Balkanization (fragmentation) will have been already underway in PNG by 2020.
No government in the last 30 years has made any concerted efforts to realign the formal and non-formal sectors in order to tap into the productive capacities of the 85% of the people that are currently engaged in the informal economy. This segment of the population is not planned for when the Central Bank projects its annual targets for inflation and unemployment rates. It is a blemish against all governments.
Since independence, there have been no systematic efforts by successive governments to improve the physical linkages of the country. Majority of the provincial centers were connected only by air at independence and still are today. There are no major roads and highways linking the different regions and the existing ones are overtaken by bushes a tragic demonstration of a country that has already lost its sense of direction. Telecommunication links have not improved since the 1980s in spite of expensive transfer and deployment of newer technologies. We are now a country that is isolated within. If we cannot improve the linkages in the last 30 years during the good times the boom days what do we expect to see in the post-bust days of the 2020?
The change
When we arrive at the year 2020, historians will look back and say that the year 2007 was a watershed in PNGs history. The people of PNG took their destiny and that of their children into their own hands and cast the lot for a momentous shift away from the status quo. The time for mediocrity, personality cult, and business-as-usual had ended in 2007. A new era was ushered in.
The buzzwords that characterize the post-2007 PNG must include the following: Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology (BT), political stability and political will, economic growth and prosperity, and a new social order. Importantly, it will require political will to create these buzzwords and in a very tangible way. There is no magic formula. The power to create the future is in the hands of the people. They will decide what type of future they create for themselves and their children. The time for political experiment over the last 30 years is over. The year 2007 marks the turning point.
The world today is driven increasingly by Information Technology. Those who learn to create and manage the associated technologies are deciding how businesses are conducted, how countries are governed and how wealth is created. Fifty years ago, a drug-riddled and corrupt government was running Taiwain. In 1975, at the time PNG became independent, that country enforced rigorous university entrance examinations and
placed emphasis on science education. Thirty years later it is one of the worlds leading exporters of IT-related products and in the process became one of the most prosperous nations. In the 1960s, Singapore was the backwaters of Malaysia, the poorest state located on the Malay Peninsula. When it became independent in August 1965, it was not considered to be a viable country. Even the Sydney Morning Herald wrote in August 1965 that an independent Singapore was not regarded as [a] viable [country] That country faced immediate mass unemployment, housing shortages, lack of lands and natural resources. It turned all that around to become the worlds city enjoying the highest standard of living in the world. The magic was a progressive leadership that placed more emphasis on education and focused investments on IT-related areas. Recently, the Singapore government invested heavily in biotechnology and medical care. By the year 2020, it will become the regional hub of top-notch medical care available to those that can afford them. Malaysia is catching up now. The Mahathir government has invested in telecommunications, infrastructure and cyber cities and has had some successes. The former PM Dr Mahathir visited PNG for the second time, exactly 30 years after PNGs independence. It was his last overseas trip as PM and he returned with dissatisfaction after seeing the disparity between how far Malaysia had progressed and how further PNG had regressed within the same time period.
In the 1960s, the wealthiest companies and individuals were industrialists. In 1990s, the wealthiest companies and persons were those involved in the service industry. By the year 2000, the top three wealthiest persons in the world were selling software and other IT products.
Biotechnology is an emerging field. Great strides have been made in this field in the last two decades. There are more opportunities for growth. We have yet to see the best of it yet. Students studying in these areas will come out and create the next generation of wealth. In fact, they will be the next billionaires the world will create.
There is an emerging aphorism: English is the lingua franca of the business world and it has 26 letters of the alphabet. How you combine and construct these letters derives different meanings. The language of the IT is derived from two numeric codes zeros and ones and how these binary digits are arranged gives a powerful translation and drives much of what we do today. The language of BT is derived from the four letters of the genetic code A, T, G and C. How we compose and construct these letters will determine how the world will be run in the year 2020 and beyond. If we invest in this field now, in the year 2020 we will be amongst those who are leading the rest of the world. The Australian state of Queensland is the fastest growing state in that country because it has a progressive government that expanded its investments in BT. It is the only state where new agricultural crops can be tested in Australia. In recognition of the new opportunities available to them, the voters returned the government of Premier Peter Beatie in the recent elections with an overwhelming majority. That State is now posed to take on the world with cutting edge science in the BT sector.
In the last 30 years PNG has focused more on the mediocre political horse-trading in parliament and in the process, we wasted our time, resources and losing our focus and
direction on national strategies. PNG now needs political will to address the serious issues and to refocus our efforts into areas of growth and future opportunities for the nation. PNG has drifted aimlessly through the IT-era and into the BT-era. There are few people in PNG who can speak the IT and BT languages. Knowledge is power but it is the application of this knowledge that is much, much more powerful. It is a great pity, a travesty of the national sovereignty, that not many politicians and department heads in PNG appreciate the power of IT, as demonstrated by their lack of knowledge in basic end-user applications such as sending and receiving e-mails. In fact, I suggest that this should be one of the demarcating features for the people of PNG to break with the past and embrace the future.
Science education in PNG must take a directed approach. Emphasis should be placed on the IT and BT-related areas. New generation of workers must arrive on the scene in the year 2020 with skills and knowledge in IT and BT to propel this country beyond the 21st century. PNG can go into BT with a solid foundation. We have the abundant biodiversity and we now have the critical mass of expertise that can do the work. What is lacking is the political will to take it to the next level and make it happen.
Over 35,000 years ago, PNG was the first place in the world to start the agricultural civilization. This happened when Europe and the rest of the world were still hunting and gathering. Reporting in the July 2003 issue of the international journal Science, archaeologist and scientist unearthed evidence that Kuk Valley in WHP was where agriculture started. Over the intervening years, we lost that civilization and eventually were colonized. If our politicians are serious then we can invest in BT and regain that position as a hub of innovation in the BT field.

About the author
The authors lives and works in the USA. He holds three international patents for his inventions and discoveries in the areas of Biotechnology.

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Date Posted: Thu, May 10 2007, 08:31:00pm

Yes, Clement Waine is the man. Hoping the Chimbus will give him the chance.

Oh is that Bill K Kaula, the one I advised him not to decieve my people of Laiagam/Pogera (Enga). He couldn't convince the intellectuals in Unitech one bit those days.

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Ipili Watch Dog
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Date Posted: Fri, May 11 2007, 07:56:13pm

Well,

You've said it, Bill is a Graduate at PNG University of Technology, an Engan intellectual.........!!!

What type of Leaders with Long Term Visions, Standing Credentials and Powerful Charisma you prefer. Be realistic and name the Right Candidate if you think is the right person. Its no good you criticise someone, in doing so you are contributing to the destruction of Enga Province as well as the Nation as a whole. We could only hope on the campaign platform they all candidates show their true colours.

We are trying to choose leaders who will lead us not only for the next parliarment term but beyond.

You talk about Engan Tycoons in POM or Lae, etc coming back home to contest for elections. Remember most of them have no formal education background. Their are just trying to "show off" by throwing their cash around and cause havoc and disparity to the election of genuine Engan Leaders.

Lets all contribute positively to this forum and exchange realistic ideas before we blindly choose idoiots and complain over spilled milk for the next five years.

As an Educated Engan you will agree with the "ALERT" message Dr Waine is trying to get across. I'm not a supporter of Dr Waine's Star Alliance Party or any others political party.

As a true Engan always do, I have posted Dr Waine's message for Engan Interllectuals in this Forum to
read and educate our people back home before Enga will be AGAIN, declared a gun-trotting province and a wild west.

If Enga is EVER going to be different again ..........Choose the correct line if thinking.

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Date Posted: Sat, May 12 2007, 03:10:00am

Thanks, I think I know Bill K more than you, unless he is your close relative. Philip Kikala is the man if you want change in Laigap/Pogera. The man has proven track record and someone who can talk with authority. Don't let me wrong, I know him as an Engan, I'm not his tribeman. In the name of intelluctuals, don't just support anybody. Some are bookworms and others can not survive in public service or work place and haven't proven themselves. Politics has lot to do with peoples lives and therefore no short cuts, you got to be a born leader or build it through interaction and experience over time.
In Modern politics, you need to be able to debate and represent your people, proactive and calculate ahead and determine your peoples' well being. We can't continue to allow individuals to play petty politics, sleep awhile and get rich over the 5 years.
Last 5 years for Laigap/Pogera is alot of lost in development. Now is the time of choice. Yes, you choose whom you reason with your logic.

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Date Posted: Sat, May 12 2007, 06:13:42am

Philip Kikala is a true gentleman and I would consider him as my representative, were it not for the fact that Daniel Kapi should be elected.

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Date Posted: Sun, May 13 2007, 08:41:17am

Thanks Ilipi,

Wabag - Dr Samuel Kopamu, PNG's leading mathmatician, Very Lord fearing, seen him to be quite honest. Some leadership qualities, no record of bribing anyone in the last election -2002.

Wapenamanda - Rimbuk Pato, very prominent successful lawyer, can command respect and debate meaningfully in parliament and represent Wapenamanda and Enga as a whole.

Regional - Daniel Kapi is still the best man. Very knowledgeable and lot of proven experience as an economic advisor. Lets give him a second chance, otherwise, David Lambu, though no good policies, he is strong and proven track record in public service.

Only my opinion, lets just put some names up and shortlist them and eliminate as we go along. Lets take this serious and help our people to decide in away.

Again, this my personal view, no connection. I'm making my nominations as an Engan. My aspiration is to find good leaders for Enga.

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Date Posted: Sat, May 12 2007, 01:54:29pm

Vote 1 Philip K Kikala - Lagaip/Porgera
Vote 1 Don P Polye - Kandep

It seems that the Leadership Review in Lagaip/Porgera and Kandep is complete. We have found the cure to our misery and sufferings and looking forward to the two great leaders who will lead Enga into the New Era.

Any suitable candidate in Wapenamanda, Kompiam Ambum, Wabag, Enga Regional ????

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Date Posted: Thu, May 17 2007, 12:21:20am

Ladies & Gentlemen of this Forum;

Allow me to inform you of my eyewitnessed accounts in Enga during my most recent visit to the province. It seems the province has been divided by National Alliance (spearheaded by Kandep MP Don P. Polye) on one end versus People's Party (led by Governor Peter Ipatas) and others.

However due to the appalling conditions of roads in various neglected areas throughout the province; ill-equiped, undermanned hospitals; unnecessary congestion of Toyota Landcruisers; unemployment; and undeveloped agricultural industries, Ipatas' party has been labelled by Engans generally has the "Plastic Party" with no vision and intellectual policies to offer for the betterment of the province and country. It seems the regional candidates in Kain Poko, Father Paul Kanda, Paul P. Torato, and Michael Yangau will split Ipatas in four ways. Ipatas will have a very difficult time, if not 'zero chances' of winning this time around unless he literally throws around millions in the counting room at the last minute.

Paul Paken Torato was announced by Wabag MP Sam Abal as the NA endorsed candidate for the regional seat in front of a capacity crowd in Laiagam on Saturday (May 5th) and he was given a lion's roar of approval amidst the synchronized chants of "NA" by thousands in the audience. However, it was later revealed that Michael Yangau was endorsed by NA as its choice for regional candidacy. Regardless of that, Paul Torato may remain a pro-NA candidate and is still very hot on the western front with support from Kandep, Lagaip and Porgera mounting. Michael Yangau seems to be the hot favorite in Ambum/Kompiam and Wapenamanda, while Kain Poko and Fr. Paul Kanda are leading the charge in Wabag. However, Fr. Paul Kanda is also a formidable threat especially when over half of the Engan populace are Catholicans and have paid his nomination fee with donations of a kina per devotee.

I have observed that Don Polye demands the respect of the people and Engans are captivated by his charisma and eloquent style of speaking. It seems most candidates have fought to nominate under the NA party banner because of the Deputy PM's popular leadership. Don Polye will no doubt retain his seat for Kandep Open in 2007 though former MP Jimson Sauk has the highest probability of ousting him. Most of Lagaip/Porgera and its candidates have expressed support for Philip Kapusa Kikala, and he should win by a landslide for NA also. I, personally, have been amazed and thrilled by the support for Don Pombe Polye, Paul Paken Torato and Philip Kapusa Kikala in West Enga!!

The final news is that Daniel Don Kapi is once again a candidate for Wabag Open and he will challenge a weakened Sam Abal after his departure from Peter Ipatas' grace. And Kundapen K. Talyaga is now the NA Party President for Enga and will not be running this year.
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(These are ONLY my observations, not intended to cause any ill-feelings, backlashes nor disappointments.)

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Author:
Naro
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Date Posted: Fri, May 18 2007, 04:58:47pm

KLT3,

Thanks for the first-hand information. It quite opens our eyes who are faraway from home. I tot your dad (PK) was vying under PNG Party? Why NA? Just want to know although my first vote is for PK as a person and not as an NA candidate. I pray that NGP and PNG Party kick out NA!

Cheers,
Naro

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Author:
KLagaipT3
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Date Posted: Fri, May 18 2007, 06:22:17pm

Kaim,

If you had experienced what I had, you wouldn't BELIEVE it!!! NA is well and truly ALIVE in Enga, especially among the common grassroots (from east to west)!! Forget about the NGP and PNG Party 'sweeteners' and hype about economic reforms and financial management! Every politician and party have their own hidden agendas and sins that they are so desperate to bury in the bid to discredit the government of the day. In PNG, this behavior is especially habitual on the advent of a national election!

New Generation Party is a "crying baby" with an emotional Bart Philemon trying so desperately to taint Somare and NA's reputation. He was kicked out for collaborating with Thaddeus Kambanei in embazzling millions into trust accounts for his so-called Jubilee University, Paraka Lawyers, and other discretionary payouts leading to the current inquisitions at Finance Department. PNG Party seems too weak and is getting destabilized as I speak. Most of its members have either defected to Pangu, NA or other parties. But honestly, it seems Pangu may form the next government under Sir Rabbie and you can be sure NA will join because both parties have a mutual agreement if either party proceeds (due to Sir Michael's bi-party affiliation).

If Enga is an indication of NA's popularity across the country, then it may be that the party will be destined to return. However, I'm hoping and praying for fresh, experienced and radical leaders like PK to form the next government so they may introduce and execute decisions that will change the course of NA's policy directions for the country.

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(PS: We may be scholars and overseas critics with newfound views and textbook ideals, but the politics on the ground is a whole different ball game!!)

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[> Subject: Re: Enga needs to review its leadership in 2007 - PC Viewpoint


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61
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Date Posted: Thu, May 17 2007, 08:07:17am

thanks anyways for atleast some ground zero news, klagaipt3.

sampla mipla stap long wei na hard long kisim news blo ples.

61

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Laterally
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Date Posted: Thu, May 17 2007, 09:40:41am

All inclinations aside, Engans, vote in Peter Ipatas. He has had his problems and share of criticisms. He has equally had his share of praise.

Now Peter Ipatas is fighting for a MUCH HIGHER POSITION.
That is to become the Prime Minister of PNG. That's a big challenge. That call requires our support and faith. The call requires us to mobilize and rally behind our brother, sister and Engas son. Enga cannot continue to play second fiddle on politics in PNG. Its 32 years we attained independence. Engans are some of the best advisors in politics, economics, development and all areas on life in PNG today. These advisors and other PNGeans will accord the necessary support to Peter Ipatas if he becomes the PM.

It is not good for us to assume poor performances as a PM. Let's support him for the big job. We can support others in 2012. At the moment, no one in Enga has the guts and the necessary experience under his belt to become a Prime Minister yet.

It can be painful to change direction. However, this hour demands it. Brothers are brothers after all the pain, suffering and disbelief.

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West Engan
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Date Posted: Fri, May 18 2007, 06:48:37pm

Peter Ipatas becoming a Prime Minister for PNG........What a Joke. Thats beyond reality.

The fact is; he'll end up just like another Bill Skate. Getting advisors from here and there and at the end of the day they mislead you and they tuck away millions of kina. He will surely make the nation go bankrupt.

PNG is not in the Colonial Era where People like Peter Ipatas and Peter Yama preaching in the media to become the next PM. They are only fit run their districts and not the Province or Country.

How can someone been convicted guilty by the leadership Tribunal being very hungry for power in the countrys highest seat. Not proven himself at the Provincial Level, eh?

Taing Maselapap

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[> Subject: Re: Enga needs to review its leadership in 2007 - PC Viewpoint


Author:
Neutral Observer
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Date Posted: Thu, May 17 2007, 12:29:29pm

NA will not get the Enga Regional seat. That's for sure. Many Engans are fed up of NA running the country like a Sepik Family Business arm by the Somares.

NA might have a chance in Kandep and Wabag Open.

For other electorates, NA will hardly get any vote.

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PC
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Date Posted: Fri, May 18 2007, 04:37:23pm

Post -Courier , Friday, May 18, 2007

"NA failed to further reforms".

The National Alliance Party-led government failed to further reforms despite "swimming in money", Port Moresby North-West MP Sir Mekere Morauta has lamented.

Giving an assessment of the Somare Government's ability to carry on reforms instituted by his 1999 -2002 Peoples Democratic Movement government, the former prime minister said it was five years of wasted opportunity.

"In the last four years, the Somare Government has been swimming in money, engendered chiefly by high mineral and oil prices; in part by the reforms I introduced; and in part by the fact that Bart Philemon when Treasurer hid the keys to the safe. But we have not taken the opportunity given to us by these factors and pushed ahead with reform, “ Sir Mekere told students in a seminar at the University of Papua New Guinea.

While the Government has praised its handling of the economy and its success in keeping expenditure under control, the PNG Party parliamentary leader said the Somare regime did not institutionalise the fiscal restraint that became an economic management trademark of former treasurer Bart Philemon.

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