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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Malai condemns Tiensten sacking


THE Secretary of the National Alliance party, Manus chapter and National Alliance member representing Youths in the Islands Region Hillary Malai has condemned the action by East New Britain party branch executives in the sacking of National Planning Minister Paul Tiensten. Mr Malai in condemning the actions said since Mr Tiensten’s term in office, he has brought about many developments to the people of East New Britain, Pomio and the country as a whole and said what the East New Britain NA branch members had done is regrettable. He said under the leadership of Minister Tiensten, the National Alliance NGI bloc have benefited a lot and mostly the people of East New Britain Province, adding they should be the last to criticize the Minister.
Currently under Minister Tiensten’s leadership, Mr Malai pointed out that East New Britain alone hosts several national priority projects including:
  • the K7 million Kerevat NationalHigh School Maintenance
  • K5 million Cocoa Pod Borer Prevention and,
  • Integrated Coconut Processing Plant
Therefore, he said for the President of the National Alliance Party Branch in East New Britain Mr John Itinge and his Provincial Executives to call for the sacking of Minister Tiensten is a shame to the people of East New Britain and New Guinea Islands in general. On the national front, Mr Malai said Minister Tiensten has been an active Minister and has contributed significantly to nation building, particularly his contribution to bringing in one of PNG’s largest investment, the much talked about multi-billion kina PNG LNG project. Also under his portfolio as the Minister for National Planning, PNG has for the first time seen transformation in rural areas through the allocation of the District Services Improvement Program funding in two budgets passed. Mr Malai further emphasized that Minister Tiensten is an elected National Alliance Member and the NA deputy party leader of the NGI region not Mr Itinge and his ENBP
party branch executives, therefore such issues require regional dialogue and consultation before releasing defamatory media statements that is uncalled for. He therefore called on Mr Itinge and his executives to formally apologize to the Minister.

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