Ipatas: People must criticise national leaders fairly

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

ENGA Governor Sir Peter Ipatas has called on the people to be careful with criticisms used against national leaders because leading a country with more than 800 languages is a very hard task.
He said leaders were taking the frontline to defend the country and criticising them was not good.
He said there was much criticism against the leadership of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
But he said the current Government was one of the best since Independence in 1975. “There are many things this Government is doing and yet people are saying all sorts of critics.
“I personally have served many prime ministers but did not see any government performing like the government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neil.” Sir Peter said the country was facing a financial crisis because of the drop in commodity prices.
“The world price has dropped, it is beyond our control and many countries are feeling the same pinch,” Sir Peter said. Sir Peter said the same happened during late Bill Skate’s government when the interest rate up to 30 per cent.
Sir Peter was in Port Moresby last weekend to talk to Enga students attending the University of PNG.