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Members still have duty to perform

Ombudsman Richard Pagen said leaders will still control service delivery until after the return of writs which is on July 24.

He said the issue of writs yesterday does not mean that MPs lost their powers.

He made these comments in Port Moresby when issuing a direction against the use of DSIP funds during the election, after the Ombudsman Commission, Department of Finance and Department of Rural Development and Implementation put a conditional freeze on DSIP and PSIP till 30 September.

Leadership must be promoted: Parkop

Parkop made these remarks at a public event this week in the Moresby South electorate following complaints from the public on social media about the use of faces and names of politicians on buildings and other things.

Parkop argued that money has been appropriated under the Provincial and District Services Improvement Program (PSIP and DSIP) funds to promote leadership.

He said, “We are just complementing and encouraging someone who has done well as a leader and it’s not about campaigning.

Leaders spend more time defending themselves: OC

Therefore the Commission is empowering voters for quality leadership through its election awareness program.

Making the right choice! A simple but critical message for eligible voters in the country and who better to lead the way than the watchdog, the Ombudsman Commission.

The high number of leaders referred by the OC for alleged misconduct in office shows that PNG needs leaders with high moral standards to take the country forward in the next 40 years.