IT IS the fourth week of the boycott, and we are all tired, and we still don't know whether I will be allowed to come back on campus.
I understand your feelings. Trust me that my wife and I are sick and tired of waiting for the government to do the right thing.
You will also appreciate that with an aggressive opponent like Mr Saulep, we must not expose ourselves to court orders, which would force me to leave the country again after a few weeks, or be banned from entering it for a period of up to five years. We would be back where we started.
Remember we have been through this before with 2 Ministers and the Chancellor Sir Nagora waiting outside the Jackson's Airport on 9 March 2013, and me being manhandled on a plane for the second time, because of a supposed "travel ban" which I never was allowed to see.
Trust me, I have been working on nothing else the last 4 weeks but to get back into the country and resume my duties as Vice-Chancellor. Today, I gave two radio interviews and answered questions from The National in an effort to counter Saulep's media and defamation campaign.
I am also communicating constantly with staff and student leaders, our POM office, the Chancellor and three people inside government circles.
Since politics - fuelled by Saulep and his people and their media statements - seems again to be holding things up now it seems (disagreement between the Attorney General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, disagreement between the Deputy Chief of Migration and the Chief of Migration), I texted Eddie this morning to go to Morauta Haus with the UPNG SRC President and seek a meeting with the Chief Secretary.
He can convince the PM to put an end to all the confusion, and then I will be on campus Thursday or Friday.
The status of my employment visa is still "open" so it has not been granted.