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
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.