By Scott Waide – EMTV News, Lae
The Prime Minister has accepted James Marape’s verbal resignation from his portfolio of Finance, saying the resignation is unfortunate, but work must continue.
Responding to the day’s political developments from New Ireland, Peter O’Neill appeared to downplay the significance of the resignation.
He said, Mr. Marape has not spent time with his electorate, and on issues that are close to his people because of his ministerial responsibilities.
“We are all elected as local members first and foremost, and our districts require great attention for us to ensure improved levels of services.”
“I have not heard from the minister today and as a matter of protocol, I expect he will be in contact soon to convey his intentions.”
Rumours are now rife that there are several other state ministers expected to do the same.