Monday, April 16, 2012

Business Council of PNG doesn’t support another protest

The Business Council of PNG strongly opposes a planned protest march for Thursday this week, said to be organised by activist Noel Anjo. “The Business Council of PNG supported the initial sit-in protest held at the Sir John Guise Stadium earlier this month during which the Prime Minister and his senior cabinet members attended and received the petition signed by the citizen groups,” council president Ernie Gangloff said in a letter to NCD police operations commander Andy Bawa.

Business Council of PNG president Ernie Gangloff

“Dialogue with the government is continuing and we are monitoring the progress to date.
“At this point in time we are not convinced that another protest march is warranted.
“A coordinated march arranged in conjunction with the RPNGC (Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary) will succeed and if required, we will seek the support and assistance from your officers to ensure that the outcomes are achieved.
“Our members, the business community also seek to conduct their daily business without the risk of opportunists taking advantage of any uncoordinated protest march.”

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