The National, Tuesday 18th September, 2012
By GABRIEL LAHOC
DEPUTY Governor and Waria local level government president Morokoi Gaiwata has challenged the 10 parliamentarians from Morobe to put aside their political affiliations and work together for the people.
Gaiwata made this comment when addressing the parliamentarians, members of the provincial assembly, public servants and the public at the swearing-in ceremony of the members of parliament into the provincial assembly.
“Are we really delivering the basic goods and services to the people? We must begin to re-direct our focus and look at the basics to achieve our primary goals as the second tier government in PNG,” he said.
He said at in this era, the expectations of the people were high and called on the MPs and the members of the Tutumang to re-focus and see where they had gone wrong.
“Because of infighting and political party alignments in the past, Morobe was divided and used for other people’s gain and did not directly benefit from the political strength that we have.”
“I now call on Governor Kelly Naru to mobilise all the nine MPs and the 33 local level government presidents to work together for the good of the province,” he said.
While congratulating the MPs, Gaiwata acknowledged the services and contribution from former governor Luther Wenge.
“Sir, you are a leader in your own right and so many people will still remember you for what you have done and your achievements,” he said.