Monday, July 30, 2012
I stand to fight against corruption if it means sacrificing my own life
PAPUA NEW GUINEA WENT INTO the 2012 national election looking for change; looking at fixing the wrongs of the past and bringing much needed reforms into our country.
More importantly Papua New Guinea went into the 2012 national election to bring change in the leadership of our country. Leadership that can advocate and champion change.
My party, the PNG Party, stands for change.
What PNG must see is that same old players are coming back into our political playing field. Many of these politicians are responsible for destroying young leaders in the past. They will only suppress and marginalize the emergence of young and vibrant leaders of our country.
The same politicians are also responsible in the downturn of our economy.
The same politicians are also responsible for the deteriorating conditions of basic services to our people. This is all due to bad leadership.
This battle is not mine. This is the battle for the simple people of this country. In other words, this is Papua New Guinea’s battle.
I stand to fight against corruption if it means sacrificing my own life.
The elected leaders who love our country must now rise up and realize the characteristics and deeds of the various political party leaders and various other leaders.
For far too long since our independence we have seen leaders in our country who have taken our people for a ride. Greed and selfishness has taken over their responsibilities to deliver basic services to our people.
I want to appeal to my brothers and sister members, who are newly elected or re-elected into parliament, to stand up for your people, to stand up for PNG. Now is the opportunity to join our camp of parliamentarians who do not have tainted or questionable reputations.
Leaders who do not have allegation of corruption such as the NPF Enquiry, the Public Service Housing Scheme or the illegal payments made to a certain law firm amounting to millions of kina.
I appeal to those leaders to come out of Babylon.
Change does not come from the Haus Tambaran, Change must come to the Haus Tambaran.
My fellow elected brothers and sisters, let’s stand together and form a government comprising of young, vibrant, selfless and God-fearing leaders. Let us serve our people without fear or favour.