7th November 2019
By Hon. Justin W. Tkatchenko, CBE BEM OL, MP
After careful consideration, consultation and deliberation, I have decided to rejoin the Social Democratic Party under the leadership of Hon Powes Parkop MP, Governor of the National Capital District.
Social Democratic Party is the original Party I stood with in 2012 and importantly it shares the development agenda which I stand upon for the constituents of Moresby South, the People of our City of Port Moresby and Our Country.
I have given this much thought and this decision wasn’t made lightly. It was a decision to ensure the continued success for the City that has come from a successful working relationship with Governor Powes Parkop. It is a decision to ensure development continues for ourt People and our Capital City, it is a decision made to ensure we get on with the job of delivering services.
I sincerely thank the Peoples National Congress Party and all my PNC Colleagues and Members for their friendship and professional relationships we had over the last 7 years. We achieved remarkable results for our People and Country in such a small period of time. I have been proud of these achievements and proud of the cohesion and decisive path taken.
I thank the Prime Minister, Hon James Marape for the same commitment and steady hand to deliver continued results for our People, and I thank him for his faith in my counsel as a Member of his Cabint,
I look forward to continuing the good work we’ve started and achieved working together with our new Government in taking our Country forward.
Hon. Justin W. Tkatchenko, CBE BEM OL, MP
Member for Moresby South Electorate
Minister for Housing & Urban Development