A member of the Cabinet has announced his decision to break away from the current People National Congress Party, and rejoin the Social Democratic Party under the leadership of NCD Governor Powes Parkop. Moresby South MP and Minister for Housing and Urbanisation, Justin Tkatchenko, made this announcement today with the support of his Moresby South Ward councilors and members; sitting alongside the Social Democratic Party Leader, who welcomed him back to the fold.
“This decision was not hard for me as such that its the original party that I stood with from day one and rejoining them is a decision I’ve made so that the people of Moresby South and also the country as a whole, we can move together and move forward for the benefit of our people,” Justin Tkatchenko stated.
Having started off originally with the Social Democratic Party, his ideas coincided with the development agenda he stands upon for the constituents of Moresby South.
The Moresby South MP in a media conference earlier today says his decision comes after careful consideration and deliberation with his administration and the people of Moresby South and the Motu Koita.
Further thanking the Peoples National Congress Party and its members for their professional relationship over the last seven years after having achieved remarkable results in a short period of time.
Describing Tkatchenko as an active and performing minister, Social Democratic Party Leader and NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, welcomed the Minister back; further acknowledging his work of delivering to the people of Moresby South in the number of portfolio’s he’s held. Thanking also the Prime Minister, James Marape, for his trust in Tkatchenko’s leadership and counsel as a member of his cabinet adding that the party looks forward to continuing the work together with the Government in taking the country forward.
By Annette Kora – EMTV News, Port Moresby