Asia-Pacific

Jun 25, 2012

PNG poll: minding the gap between promises and delivery

You can tell it is election time in Papua New Guinea. The country has sold out of loud hailers and the battle for public spectacle supremacy is on, Catherine Wilson, a freelance writer and journalist, reports from Port Moresby.

You can tell it is election time in Papua New Guinea. The country has sold out of loud hailers and the battle for public spectacle supremacy is on. In Port Moresby, convoys of four-wheel-drives festooned with palm branches and posters overtake each other in the city’s traffic, flashing their brake lights as loud hailers belt out their spectacular promises.

1 comments

Leave a comment

One thought on “PNG poll: minding the gap between promises and delivery

  1. Ari Sharp

    Really insightful piece. PNG seems to have been going backwards these past few years, and hopefully the ballot will be the circuit-breaker the country needs.

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...