The National- Monday, February 7, 2011
By GABRIEL FITO
A CORPORATIVE society in the Yangoru-Saussia electorate in East Sepik has called on the people in the electorate to stop politics in order to allow swift delivery of government goods and services to the people.
Handra cooperative society chairman Linus Yuas said politics had hindered the progress of development in the electorate causing simple villagers who relied on small-scale cash crop farming to suffer.
Yuas said basic services such as roads, education and health were needed by the people but politics had prevented the current MP and Governor Peter Wararu from delivering
He added that political differences should now be put to the people instead of allowing self-centred intending candidates become a hindrance to development.
He said intending candidates should wait until 2012 then come out and market their policies
to win votes and not at this time when they already had an elected MP who was ready to deliver.
Prime Minister and Regional MP Sir Michael Somare, in his New Year message, also emphasised the need
for the people to work closely with their elected members of parliament deliver government goods and services.
Sir Michael said the national government
had pumped in millions of kina into all 89 districts, and therefore, there was no need to cry
for development if people cannot learn to work with members of their joint district planning and budget priorities committees and their MPs.