New party sets focus on workers


UNITED Labour Party leader and Wau-Bulolo MP Sam Basil says his party will be looking to help improve the working conditions of workers to advance their living standards progressively.
Basil, who is the National Planning and Monitoring Minister, spoke of workers and the small number in the workforce during the launching of the ULP this week in Port Moresby.
“The prosperity and working conditions of all employed Papua New Guineans will define this political party’s policy priorities,” Basil said.
“The United Labour Party will create enabling environment for the stability of Papua New Guinean workers through regulation, reform and policy frameworks and policy response acknowledging the expanding inequitable wealth distribution in the country.
Basil said his party would partner the PNG Workers’ Trade Union to voice the concerns of the union and workers in parliament.
The ULP Party members include: Civil Aviation Minister and Rigo open MP Lekwa Gure, Correctional Services Minister and Sumkar MP Chris Nangoi, Vice-Minister for Agriculture and Markham MP Koni Iguan, Raicoast MP Peter Sapia, Lufa MP Moriape Kavori, Nawaeb MP Kennedy Wenge and North Waghi MP Fabian Pok.

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