The National – Thursday, December 16, 2010
JIWAKA Transitional Authority chairman Philip Kapal has urged the Highlands bloc in the National Alliance party to stick together and stay with the prime minister.
“I can see that Sir Michael Somare is coming under immense pressure and I would like to ask all citizens to support the prime minister in this time,” Kapal said.
He said Sir Michael was not a selfish man and during his 42 years of politics and representing the people of East Sepik, he did not use his power to build a bitumen road from Wewak to his home town of Angoram nor from Angoram to the West Sepik or used his power to build an international airport in the East Sepik.
He said the highlands received millions of kina to fix up the Highlands Highway to allow goods and services to reach the people and that the people should be “grateful” for Sir Michael’s support.
He said the issues of not complying with the leadership code and not submitting his financial reports was something for the court to decide.