CHARLIE GILICHIBI | Facebook
IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE the O’Neill government in Papua New Guinea there are two issues that you should be taking a stand against.
The first is the ‘cleansing’ exercise by Speaker Theo Zurenuoc in vandalising and destroying public property (that is, carvings and totems in Parliament House).
The other is the K78 million paid to a foreign firm, Borneo Pharmacy, which doesn’t have ISO certification to procure and distribute medicines in PNG.
In a recent two page advertisement in The National newspaper, the Speaker slyly attacked Sir Michael Somare’s views on carvings & Christianity. Somare will be furious about this, and he still retains some political influence.
And reading between the lines of Sir Julius Chan’s quoted thoughts on what he thinks about the Speaker’s actions, you can tell that they also left a sour taste in his mouth. Speaker Zurenuoc is a PPP man but it seems the party has no influence over him. I can see Sir Julius secretly backing moves to whack the Speaker.
Puka Temu is also offside and associating himself with Somare et al.
The unions and Paska have joined the bandwagon too, and will not be getting off anytime soon.
The Council of Churches are in for the long haul. The mainstream churches are using the issue to try to create discord n the government so it can be cracked because it is very corrupt.
The National Cultural Commission and Dr Moutu have taken a stand.
I hear the same thing about Transparency International PNG and the Community Coalition Against Corruption. They come out on issues that people can see and comprehend.
Social media, however, is divided 60% for the Speaker and 40% against. It will take our group to swing the balance of social media to get 80% going against and we will divert the crowd to follow us. Once that is done, O’Neill and Zurenuoc will be whacked.
Carvings are not my cup of tea and I personally believe they make places look ugly (not ungodly) so I don’t like their sight and personally agree with the Speaker’s actions.
However, my goal of fighting corruption is greater than carvings so in public I am against the Speaker’s actions. The more opposition, the more discord within the O’Neill government.