Jiwakans must wake up

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday, May 2, 2011

FROM what I have learn­ed, the Hela Transitional Authority is focused and way ahead in preparing the region to become a province next year.
All their MPs, businessmen and women, elites and senior public servants are working together by holding forums and gathering views on how to develop their new province economically, socially, politically, etc.
They launched their 10-year development plan in Port Moresby two weeks ago.
With due respect, what has the Jiwaka Transitional Authority done thus far?
Why are the members more interested in petty politics?
Are they planning to stand in the general election next year?
Do they know what they are doing and supposed to do?
Has anyone sought any advice and feedback from the elites of Jiwaka?
Are they so power hungry that each one is working in isolation?
It was reported over the 96 FM news that Philip Kapal wanted to sack Nicolas Kuman as JTA chairman.
Can someone confirm if this is true?
Jiwaka has yet to be­come a province and al­ready in-fighting and back-stabbing have started.
How are we going to hit the ground running when we become a province next year?
I appeal to my fellow Jiwakans staying in other provinces, especially those in Port Moresby and Lae to conduct a forum similar to that organised by the HTA.
We cannot let the greedy people in JTA to destroy Jiwaka even before it is born.

Elton Waim