Micah forms political group

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The National, Tuesday, June 7th 2011

FORMER Kavieng MP Ben Micah has announced the formation of a new political group in the build-up to next year’s general election.
He said the Movement For Change would cut across party lines and “will be looking at making a change from the past 35 years”.
Micah made the announcement on Sunday at a two-day workshop for intending candidates for the 2012 elections titled “Winning strategies for a successful election campaign” at Aku Lodge, in Boroko.
The movement will be officially launched in Goroka next month.
“This is going to be across party lines,” he said.
“We are setting up a movement independent of political parties.
“I believe that if we work together, we can mobilise the people.
“We want to talk now about fundamental change.”
Opposition adviser Reg Renagi said people wanted a complete paradigm shift from the past 35 years.
“We need this grassroots movement,” he said.
“Thirty-five years is a long time.
“Right now, the ruling regime has lost the plot.
“We need the support of both sides of parliament.”