By Meleasie Goviro – EM TV News, Port Moresby
The Opposition is pushing for the next parliamentary sitting to reconvene before March 22, 2016 in order to address pending critical issues of national importance.
Opposition Leader, Don Polye, said the government’s decision to adjourn parliament sitting to next year did not serve the best interest of the nation.
He described the government’s conduct as a gradual derailment of democracy.
Polye said the government has not addressed critical issues such as the ongoing drought and the TB outbreak in Daru.
He expressed his disappointment in the fact that elected representatives of the nation were not gathering to discuss these important issues when and as they arise.
He was concerned that the longer they were left unattended the nation would suffer more so than it already is.
Additionally, he said parliament would not have met the annual mandatory 63 days of parliament sitting by the end of this year.
With the number of issues arising everyday, Polye challenged the government not to turn a blind eye.