Prime Minister James Marape has called on all citizens to prioritize the development of the country and abstain from unnecessary political conflicts.
This call comes in the wake of Ialibu-Pangu MP Peter O’Neill’s unsuccessful Supreme Court review application of 2022 General Election yesterday.
The Prime Minister stated that the majority ruling against his appeal signifies the need for the people, as a nation, to shift attention towards fostering growth and progress in various sectors.
“While acknowledging O’Neill’s exercise of his constitutional right for legal recourse, it is equally important for the country to move past this matter and channel efforts towards key governmental focal points, such as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and other critical sectors contributing to our nation’s advancement.”
He reaffirmed that his government is committed to fairness and inclusivity for all individuals contributing to our nation’s betterment and called on every citizen to rise above political divides and unite and to facilitate the country’s development.
“It is imperative to highlight that Papua New Guinea faces challenges, including addressing law and order issues, strengthening the economy, improving public service delivery, and managing the Bougainville situation.”
He added that despite the potential disruption the Supreme Court decision had the power to cause, he continued with his pre-scheduled meeting with the Australian Government, underscoring his commitment to putting Papua New Guinea’s interests above his own.
PMJM firmly believes that work for Papua New Guinea never stops.
The nation’s prosperity and well-being depend on our collective efforts to address pressing issues.