All eyes will be on former prime minister Peter O’Neill on where he will sit when he attends Parliament today for the debate on the 2019 Supplementary Budget. He has been allocated a seat in the middle benches with former cabinet minister Richard Maru. But he may want to stay closer to the Government benches where his People’s National Congress Party colleagues are.
Opposition Leader Belden Namah yesterday thanked the four MPs sitting with him in the Opposition benches “to keep the Government in check”. He also warned: “We may be little in numbers but we will be lethal!”
On the fence
There are 11 MPs “yet to confirm” which political parties they belong to, according to the Registrar of Political Parties. Maybe waiting to see which way the tide will turn.
There is big bus with “Melbourne to Port Moresby” painted on the side running around our capital city. One can safely assume of course that it does not make a daily trip between the two cities each day.
The big roundabout at Eight-Mile near the service station is now being used by traffic police to inspect vehicles passing through. The drivers are waved in to park on the nice green lawn. Well, at least, there are no more queues on the road.
We wish our Melanesian brothers in Fiji today a Happy Fiji Day. Fiji became independent on Oct 10, 1970. A lot of kava will be flowing for sure.
Thought for today
“If you do not leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not what yesterday has taken away.”