Don Polye on Kandep Election Related Conflict

on Tuesday, 04 June 2013. Posted in News

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Don Polye on Kandep Election Related Conflict
Kandep MP Don Polye says he is willing to sit with Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and other provincial leaders to resolve the Kandep issue.
This electorate of the Treasurer has been in term-oil as Government Services have been cut off and dozens of people killed as a result of election related violence.
Speaking to EMTV’s Meredith Kuusa, Mr Polye said a new approach and leadership style is needed to resolve Kandep and Enga.

It’s the first time for Kandep MP and the Minister for Treasury to speak about the election related tribal fights in his electorate.

Frankly speaking he says it’s an issue that has been blown out of proportion by those with an agenda.

He’s dealt with the issue, deploying 300 police officers to stop the tribal fights in which he estimates up to 3 million kina worth of damages had been incurred. Reports also have it that already 100 people have been killed.

What he wants is for Engan leaders to change the type of leadership that they have employed over the years and for a new modernised leadership to take effect.

Enga Governor Peter Ipatas has been calling on Mr Polye to support Provincial Government initiative to restore peace in his tribal war-torn electorate of Kandep. For now Mr Polye says the tribal fights have ceased and he’s calling for round table discussions with all Engan leaders to stop the in house politics.

Recently the Enga Provincial Administration lead by Administrator, Dr Samson Amean, tried to get the warring factions together for peace. The peace invitation has been put on hold until all the leaders and factions involved come forward.


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