The National, Tuesday 14th Febuary 2012
THE foundation of Papua New Guinea’s socio-economic prosperity lies within the family unit.
Finance and Treasury Minister and leader of Triumph, Heritage and Empowerment (T.H.E) Party Don Polye said this when addressing people in Madang last Friday.
Polye was in Madang to launch T.H.E Party’s Momase regional branch. He also endorsed office bearers for West Sepik, East Sepik and Madang.
Endorsement for the Morobe provincial office was deferred to Thursday in Lae.
Among the national politicians present were Madang Governor and deputy parliamentary leader (Momase) of T.H.E Party James Gau, Madang open MP Buka Goli Malai; Science and Technology Minister David Arore; Inter-Government Relations Minister Mark Maipakai; Sports Minister Sali Subam and Laiagam-Porgera MP Philip Kikala.
Polye said T.H.E Party was one that would complete the work initially started in 1975 with a new surge of energy from God-fearing, vision-orientated leaders with these aspirations to start from the family unit first.
He said for too long, Papua New Guineans had been disadvantaged as billions of kina for nation building were squandered by former governments.
“Now is the time to overcome these struggles,” he said.
The event continued well into the night and ended with the
endorsement of the T.H.E Party’s provincial executives just before midnight.
However, the Morobean executives were not endorsed because they had turned up in three groups.
T.H.E Party’s national president, Douglas Tomuriesa, moved, and was agreed to, that the Morobe provincial executives be endorsed in Lae on Thursday.
The Lae meeting would also deliberate on other regional issues including a review of its interim executives led by incumbent president John Buri.