Member for Gumine District, Mr Nick Kuman launched his political party called Advance PNG Party recently at the Hilton Hotel.
After 15 years in the parliament representing the people of Gumine District and holding ministerial portfolios, Founder and Party Leader , Mr Nick Kuman said he decided to become a back bencher for the first time in his political career 13 months ago, and that was when the project to create a political party started.
“I was just a team leader, but there are people like the president of the Party, Mr Tom Sirae Mc Gregor and party Secretary Joe Degemba , Mr G. Jnr Wau and others who came together and worked together to create this political landscape in the country and that is how Advance PNG Party became an entity and was registered on the 14th April 2022,”said Founder and Party Leader Mr Kuman.
Mr. Kuman stated that “this party is not to change the game we play in this country; however it is to ensure that we enhance how the politics are played in the country.”
Kuman also highlighted the Advance PNG Party Policy platform;
1. Broad – based Economy
2. Integral Infrastructure platform
3. Universal Education and Health
4. Improve Law and Order
5. Good Governance and Accountability
Mr Kuman stressed that all Papua New Guineans must be patriotic about PNG, to ensure that Papua New Guineans play an active role to ensure that this country grows.
“Papua New Guineans must become a partner in the development of this country and that is what Advance PNG Party believes in,” said Mr Kuman.
He also announced a total of 35 candidates who have been endorsed by the party and will be running under the party. Out of the 35 intending candidates only one is a female candidate.
Mr Kuman appeals to all the young people in the country to take an active part in politics, to speak up and to ensure that the government of the day does its job and Advance PNG Party believes that young people now can contribute to a better future.