Category: Media Statement

‘GOOD FOR PARLIAMENT TO ADHERE TO THE RULE OF LAW’, SAYS OPPOSITION LEADER PATRICK PRUAITCH

MEDIA STATEMENT 14 AUGUST 2019 Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said he is confident most Papua New Guineans would welcome a Supreme Court ruling that proper Parliamentary procedures, and the PNG Constitution, have been honoured during the May 30 election of the Prime Minister. “Never again in our history should the letter and spirit of the […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT 5 August 2019 Budget deficit could hit K3 billion as public expenditure soars National Government finances continue to spiral out of control because of the government’s inability to implement policies to deal with high budget deficits and record public debt, Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said today. Mr. Pruaitch said that after the highly […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch has called for the immediate sacking of the Management and Board of Kumul Petroleum for acting against the national interest and refusing to cooperate with planned Parliamentary Accounts Committee hearings. The Board and Management of Kumul Petroleum are behaving as though they are a law unto themselves and this […]

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24 June 2019 Policy uncertainty threatens start-up of Papua LNG and Wafi-Golpu Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch today called on the government of Prime Minister James Marape to provide a clear sense of direction for the nation in the Parliamentary session beginning tomorrow (Tuesday). “We are at a major crossroad in development terms. Some remedies need […]

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MEDIA RELEASE 7th June 2019 Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch today congratulated Prime Minister James Marape on the appointment of his 33-member Cabinet and noted that the entire nation was hopeful this would be a time of meaningful change in policy direction. Mr. Pruaitch said Prime Minister Marape has been fairly insistent through much of the […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT BY OPPOSITION LEADER, HON. PATRICK PRUAITCH CMG MP Wednesday, May 29, 2019 The Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch today thanked the Opposition team for their support and role that lead to the resignation of Peter O’Neill today as the Prime Minister. Mr Pruaitch said, “I take this opportunity to thank the leaders of various […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT 26 May 2019   A secret ballot among our team of Members of Parliament is an ideal way to select a new coalition leader to replace Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in coming weeks, Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said today. Mr Pruaitch said many Papua New Guineans are praying that the new coalition of […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT 26 May 2019   The alternate government will improve the nation’s economic performance Prime Minister Peter O’Neill continues to play deceitful political games by publicly announcing that he intends to submit his resignation in a matter of days, Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said today. “Mr O’Neill took office in August 2011 in manoeuvres […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT 23 May 2019   Ongoing divestments by foreign corporations under the O’Neill Government has contributed to massive job losses during the past six years, Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said today. Mr Pruaitch said private sector job losses disclosed by the Central Bank is worse than the estimated 120,000 jobs lost because thousands of […]

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