The National, Monday 06th August, 2012
By STARZA PAUL
FORMER National Development Bank director and new member-elect for Yangoru-Saussia open Richard Maru would like to see Prime Minister Peter O’Neill restore confidence in the Constitution.
“During the past few months of the political impasse, the Constitution of this sovereign nation had been tested and I would like this government to restore the integrity and confidence of the Constitution,” he said.He also urged the new government to start from the basics by delivering so it benefited the majority of the people of this nation.
“Let’s start by providing water supply, electricity, infrastructural developments, education and health so that everyone benefits,” he said.
He said being in the government, he will push for the cocoa and copra stabilisation funds to help local farmers and to boost the agriculture sector.
“I will also push for Kokopo summit talk that this government had to adopt quickly (its recommendations) which we will see indigenous businesses being promoted.”
“I will also push for a pension scheme to help the disabled and the old so that they are well taken care off in their desperate stages of need.”
The member said he would go back to his electorate and help his people through basic service deliveries such as education, health and infrastructural developments.