Leadership needs to be centred around in empowering our communities and people
Posted Jul 24, 2012 3:02 PM
Who will woke up?? This is a very important question but no one in this forum exactually know how to woke people up and whom to woke them up first.
Speaking the language sounds good to the ears of the ones that we claimed to be educated and semi-educated. Infact, we are blinded in making that piece of statement become reality.
Just want to share my mind on the statement made by our friend on leadership and how to woke people and community up to face the reality.
1. I beleive each an everyone participating in this national forum is atleast educated up to some level of education and have some understanding about leadership and people empowerment.
2. Leadership is mostly about empowering the people to think and act decisively about their lives, families and the communities. How to take ownership of their land and become resourceful in their respective communities, LLGs and districts.
3. We educated people have a greater responsibilty and that is to provide good environment for the leadership to develop the communities, council wards, llgs and districts. We have to help our disadvantaged communities back at home to understand the trend of development and how the governments work in the country. Unfortunately, most of us never do that. We all turn up during elections and speak as everyone in the community is educated to the level that we are.
4. I believe that the real solution for poor living standard, school fee problems, financial problems and hardships in starting up mini-businesses in in the land. Most educated elites, leaders and the people of PNG have not realized the importance and value of our land yet. The land has a huge capacity to leverage most of the problems our societies and communities are facing in PNG.
5. The more we divert the mindsets of people and the community into the land and caltivation of our land, I believe most people will come to realize the secrets of extracting wealth.
6. Realizing this, the educated elites must pave way for the member of parliament to bring in important infrastructural services like sealing of roads from the rural communities linking up the towns, then establsih financial facilities at the districts for rural farmers and semi-businesesses to start businesses and farming.
7. Once these two facilities are there, then develop rural markets and secure markets for the local farmers from developers, companies, institutions and business houses.
8. Once those are done, develop water supply systems and rural electricity. That will light up the rural districts, including the family, wards and the llg. That is what we call community empowerment. Educate the people how to maange the projects and sustain their economic activities. When these most basic infrastructures are in place, then I believe every family and community would have the opportunity to assist themselves, childrens education, health care, clothing, food, good housing etc........they will fend for themselves and will not depend on the leaders and educated elites. We will minimise the high economic burden in PNG.
I wish to discuss issues of national importance and empower each other in this national forum so that somehow, sometime, we can identify some genuine and like minded people whose ideas and resources can be put together for the common interest in helping our community for the prosperity of our beautiful nation of PNG.