Marape: Do More for PNG

The Flag raising on the 16th of September, Papua New Guinea’s independence day, brought to the fore the optimism that the Marape-Steven Government holds for Papua New Guinea. Our week in review looks at where to next, as the government looks to tackle the many issues that so far, have proven a hindrance to PNGs growth and development.

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ANALYSIS: The Vote and its polarising effect

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has always stated that he remains committed to focusing on the key issues affecting Papua New Guinea’s development. Over the last 24 hours, 10 members of his coalition have gone public in their resignations. It began with Tari-Pori MP James Marape resigning as Finance Minister. Then, a week later, Esa’ala MP Davis Steven resigned as Justice Minister. Those two created the hairline fracture that eventually cascaded into a wider crack as four Governors, Phillip Undialu, (Hela), William Powi (SHP), Sir Peter Ipatas (Enga), William Tongamp (Jiwaka) and Open MP Manase Makiba (Koroba-Kopiago), tendered their resignations simultaneously.

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