Cabinet reshuffling alarming, says Namah

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OPPOSITION Leader Belden Namah, pictured, says the changes of the Cabinet appointments in the past six months are alarming and undermining confidence in governance and the economy of the country.
“The backroom deals are not in the best interests of our people and the needs of our people to advance their lives,” he said.
“But the Cabinet appointments are the prerogative of the prime minister and we wish the new ministers well.”
Namah said Opposition members and Members of Parliament could not be a part of a disorganised Government “even though we were invited to join them”.
“For that reason, we are pleased to have the opportunity to be vocal in pushing this Government to find its way in the interest of the people of Papua New Guinea,” he said.
“Six months is long enough for the Government to get its house in order and we see yet another change in Cabinet and one more to come before the end of the year.”
Namah said Government departments were in a mess because the ministers kept changing and this was diminishing and undermining the delivery of public services.
“This prime minister keeps rearranging the deckchairs on a sinking ship in the hope that he will save the ship, but that ship is sinking fast.
“Considering the indecisions, the complacency and ineptitude of leadership we have seen, it is best that we continue to reveal the mess that has been created. In the past six months, we have seen business confidence fall terribly, we have seen vital investment projects placed on hold costing thousands of jobs and we have seen crime increasing nationwide.
“Time is running out for this prime minister to demonstrate that he has any leadership qualities, to demonstrate that he can make difficult decisions and to show that he has the courage to stand up for principles he claims to hold.”


  • Well said Belden, although I wouldn’t say anyone else would have come up with a quick fix recipe to alleviate our problems and navigate the nation out of our current economic and financial woes . At least not without addressing comprehensively some very fundamental underlying issues at stake.
    I would prefer to see some of our firebrand young leaders come to the fore in the likes of Gary Juffa, Sam Basil, and Charles Abel. Add to that mix some old hands in the likes of Sir Mekere Morauta and Sir Julius Chan to provide a guiding and steadying hand on the tiller and I am sure we will see some light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Well said brother Casper Saulep, PMJM is getting together like minded members of parliament with no personal interest but to fix this country.

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