NATIONAL Alliance party president Simon Kaiwi has condemned the desperate moves that continue to be made by PNG Party leader Belden Namah and his opposition cohorts in their attempts to topple a legitimately elected government.
“They have used the Supreme Court’s recent rejection of parts of the Integrity Law on Political Parties and Candidates to create the kind of political instability that brought this nation’s economy to a state of near collapse.”
Kaiwi said the guarantee of political stability, since the enactment of these laws, had laid the foundation for the unprecedented nine consecutive years of solid economic growth and resulted in the biggest boost in jobs’ creation ever seen in PNG’s history.
“Opposition leader Sir Mekere Morauta, the architect of these laws, has sold his soul to those who want to destroy the letter and spirit of this legislation by resorting to any means, fair or foul, to topple this government.
“Unable to find enough support within the ranks of the opposition parties in their desperate grab for power, they have enticed former members of the National Alliance to join their cause in an unholy alliance and some political careers may have been ruined in the process,” Kaiwi said.
“When that move failed, they came up with unsubstantiated claims by a long-time anti-government campaigner, who has caused public chaos by constantly pursuing mass protests, to try and topple the NA-led government.”
Kaiwi said NA had never tried to maintain the government was perfect, but it had created a situation where the population generally could look forward to a future that is brighter than one could have imagined at any time since independence.
“This message will be loud and clear in this week’s national budget.
“The coalition government has firm plans in place to ensure steady improvements are made in the delivery of public services to people throughout the nation.
“Not so long ago, we were totally dependent on aid donors for our development budget. This is no longer the case.
“We have a vibrant economy that is growing strongly despite the ongoing problems in the international arena, sparked off by the 2008 global financial crisis.”