IT is a very sad day for PNG when Prime Minister James Marape decided not to attend the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York, citing urgent domestic issues and costly exercise.
Hello PNG, UNGA meeting is better than “urgent domestic issues and costly exercise”.
The world leaders are attending this meeting while PNG’s Prime Minister decided to attend domestic issues.
The prime minister himself should go with that group of five or six representative as he mentioned rather than staying back.
If world leaders are attending UNGA what’s PNG compared to those important leaders?
I think the prime minister’s decision not to attend UNGA is very bad for PNG although, he had decided to send Foreign Affairs Minister with five to six delegations.
Or is it to avoid inconvenience from the world leaders meeting Marape as prime minister of PNG rather than former PM Peter O’Neill?
Come on PM, think strategically.
This is an avenue for you as PM to meet important world leaders to discuss business opportunities we have in tourism, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and many more other areas.
Instead of slashing DSIP/PSIP funds by 20% for all MPs, attend such important meeting to market PNG which will bring in money for the country – for example to fund the supplementary budget that your government intends to pass.