THE O'Neill-Dion Government has secured a loan amounting to K6 billion from Exim Bank of China to fix the Okuk Highlands Highway.
This great highway is a lifeline for much of the economy of Papua New Guinea. It serves provinces that contribute massively to the country.
Just a few days ago, we learned that the Wandi section of the deteriorating highway in Simbu Province had been fixed by businessman Jacob Luke of Mapai Transport Ltd.
If he had not acted, the road would have become almost impassable, like in this photo of another section of the highlands highway.
Heavy trucks struggle to get through PNG’s major arterial route which is getting worse each day.
There are some serious questions the people of Papua New Guinea need to ask the government.
Why it did not act quickly to resolve the Wandi road calamity while spending K11 million on Hela security operations? Where is the loan of K6 billion received to fix the road?
There is a promise that Grade 12 students will be accepted into the new Western Pacific University in Ialibu. Is this still happening?
The chairman of the APEC forum committee announces there is no money to complete the APEC complex yet we see the government telling the international community it will be delivered on time.
And what is the logic of saying APEC will bring economic benefits while the highlands highway is deteriorating?
PNG! There is a high level well coordinated "legalized corruption" is in Papua New Guinea now and this Government is behind it.
If we are not going to change the current thread of the way we are going, the country is going to fail. The economy will collapse.
To change this course, every PNG citizen has to think hard about their votes in the May election.
And why is the government saying it will change the election dates? And why is it increasing the nomination fees from K1,000 to K10,000?
Our country is run by cowboys and reckless people who don't care about the future but only think about themselves. You have the say at the polls. So over to you.