Pastor opposes proposed changes

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The National, Monday July 15th, 2013

 A PENTECOSTAL church pastor in Western Highlands is opposing the proposed constitutional amendment to extend the vote of no-confidence grace period.

Pr Elijah Psalmson Ate said such a decision would become a threat to the development and prosperity of the nation.

He said the government should rethink that decision.

“It is not in the best interest of the people,” Ate said.

“This is the best government we have had because the decision and policies it makes are brilliant, but extending the no-confidence grace period from 18 to 30 months sounds like a threat,” he said.

“Papua New Guinea is a very young nation and I call on the prime minister and his cabinet not to edit and add or subtract the Constitution.”

“There are many good polices such as free education, health and others which we believe are healthy and we fully support them.”

But, he said, the decision to extend the grace period was a very poor decision.