Students want Kora reinstated

National, Normal

The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013

 STUDENTS at the University of Pa­pua New Guinea have joined calls for the government to reinstate suspended National Planning secretary Dr Peter Ghalla Kora.

Jiwaka student leader Nelson Manga said that highlands and economics students at UPNG who wanted Kora to be reinstated did not represent the views of the UPNG student representative council.

He said if the government was concerned about implementation of its programmes and projects it should not remove department heads who were performing.

“We believe it’s about time the government concentrated on developing policies and legislation that are necessary to guide this nation forward and stop playing soccer with all the 

chief executive officers and departmental heads of various state institutions.

“We stand united in the best interest of this great nation to see that politics does not interfere with the normal functioning of the bureaucratic mechanism,” Manga said in a statement.

“We are very suspicious and alarmed by the NEC’s decision to suspend Kora on alternate motives that are only known to the politicians and their cronies that have lobbied tirelessly to remove the most honest and reliable secretary.”