By ZEDAIAH KANAU
MEMBERS of Parliament have been urged to focus on their people during this difficult times and get back to work in order to deliver according to their people’s expectations.
Northern Governor Gary Juffa, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said MPs should not lose sight on what’s expected of them and continue to work on behalf of their people.
“Since we have been in this retreat, we have continued working.
“From the moment these political issues came to the fore, our prime minister instructed us to get right back to work,” he said.
“Many of us have been visiting our districts, our provinces, continuing with work and carrying out the very important review of the year gone by and what’s to come ahead of us.
“We have interacted with the public service, State-owned enterprises, the disciplined forces in a way where we can look at how we can modernise the machinery that is designed to develop, build a brand-new type of PNG where we can say we are truly free.”
Governor Juffa commended Opposition Leader Belden Namah for exercising his democratic right in challenging Prime Minister James Marape’s election and appointment as in the Supreme Court and to test it according to law.
“It should not distract us from the work ahead of us. We have work to do. Our country awaits and our people await.
“There are many opportunities, there are many responsibilities that we must attend to and I want to say that’s what we’ve been doing for the last how many days at this retreat.
“It’s an initiative that the PM has promoted since taking office and we will continue to do this whereby we wrap up the year, coming together, discussing, working, reviewing, reforming, thinking about what’s going to happen in the future and how we’re going to get there.
“We will continue to work on behalf of our people.
“I urge my colleagues on the other side to focus on the work that’s required by all of us, whether we’re in Government or in Opposition it really matters not.
“It just matters that we deliver to the expectations of our people, especially during this very difficult times with the Covid-19 and the downturn in the global economy.
“I think it needs all of us, all hands on decks and we’ve got to simply get back to work.”
By ZEDAIAH KANAU