THERE should not be any special seats created for our women folks in Parliament.
The idea of creating 22 special seats for women in 2022 national election should be abandoned right away.
Our political structure and system allows for three types of government – national, provincial and local level governments (LLG).
If we create 22 seats for women in parliament, the government should do the same for the provincial and LLGs.
Men and women must run for public office in the same transparent manner.
Every citizen who wants to be a political leader should contest fairy in the national election and let the voters decide.
PNG is an independent country and our cultural values should be respected and maintained.
The national parliament is called the ‘hausman’ whereby men meet to discuss important matters. Not women.
The prime minister and his government should not push for 22 special seats for women until a referendum is held to hear what the people say on the issue.
Concentrate on promoting growth and investment policies for PNG.
Elected leaders are being voted by both men and women to represent them in parliament so why special seats?
I invite Papua New Guineans to join the debate on this very important subject without fear or favour because PNG is you and me.
Samson C Napo, Via email