by Bethanie Harriman – EM TV News, Lae
Eight members of the National Alliance Party, including Christian Democratic Party Leader and Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru, met in Zifazing yesterday.
National Alliance (NA) party members Patrick Pruaitch, Higher Education Minister, Malakai Tabar, and other high-level members of the NA caucus opened a market in the Huon district yesterday.
Huon MP, Ross Seymour, and the District Development Authority have used government funding to build the market, buy vehicles, purchase earth-moving equipment and portable saw mills.
Nobody is talking about it yet, but this gathering could signal what is to come – a relationship between the newly formed Christian Democratic Party and the National Alliance Party in the near future.
Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru, fumed about unequal distribution of wealth to rural parts of the country. He got support from the rest of the politicians.
“80 per cent of the country’s population live in the rural areas,” said Naru.
Patrick Pruaitch answered Kelly Naru’s questions when he addressed the gathering.
“As the leader of the new Christian Democratic Party to try, work with us the government and change some policy which you echoed today,” said Pruaitch.
The market will be an avenue to allow people to sell food items on the Highlands highway and put money into their pockets. Higher Education Minister, Malakai Tabar, stressed that point.
“This is a place where we make money, this is a place that we do business, this is a place that we need to improve our Small to Medium Enterprises,” said Tabar.
Next door to the market was the opening of a new teacher’s house. 10 metres away another opening of a new police house built from funding from the Morobe Provincial Government as occurred.