No reason to celebrate Independence DaySeptember 22 2006 at 10:11 AM
I agree with Mr. Francis Wama, what good things we benefited from Independence? All rarul areas in PNG most of the infrastructures in our country were built by the colonial whereas cties like Port Moresby, Lae and Mt. Hagen are growing very fast.
THERE is no reason for us, the rural people of East Sepik to celebrate PNG’s 31st independence anniversary as there is no change to celebrate for, a leader from Kaindi district said.
Deputy chairman of the Kaindi local level government Francis Wama said Papua New Guineans from other parts of the country may have good reasons to celebrate PNG’s 31st anniversary but not the rural people in his province.
“Most of the infrastructures in our province were built by the colonial administration and they are deteriorating to a level that we are no longer proud of any more.
“There are a minority in towns and cities that get to celebrate such occasions. However, for us in the rural areas, there is nothing to celebrate for,” he said.
Mr Wama said the Government should provide equal distribution of development to the rural people as well as to towns and cities.
“In this way the people can appreciate and acknowledge the basic services and infrastructures provided by the Government.”
He said in so doing, it gives a reason to celebrate as it would mark another year of progress.
“Right now, our people do not know whether they are independent or not,” he said.
Mr Wama said the national elections was just around the corner and it is important that people in rural areas vote properly to ensure that they move forward like the rest of PNG.
Re: No reason to celebrate Independence Day
|September 22 2006, 10:48 AM |
Government had done nothing....stupid PMs
Time for young generation to take over the politics
|September 22 2006, 4:26 PM |
Time and time again we keep on complaining about lack of services now just stop whatever yopu are doing and think... Politics now a days are controlled by Post Colonial Oldies who are now in their early 50s plus. If you look at the founders and leaders of political parties oldies are again at the helm. We have up and comming leaders who gets voted in but get stuck into the oldies politics and there is nothing much they can do but shut up and get along. There is a new movement of political grouping that is starting in Morobe and are now looking for like minded people in other provinces to be cordinators and candidates who are not ex-Mps' Ex-Convicts with a good standing within the communities and churches and must age between 25-45 y/o. All candidates will agree on which political party to sign up with in December so the group will have power to push for betterment for the future generations as we cannot let these oldies MP's bring the Debt. of this country up and they will die away leaving us and our children pay back the mistakes they make, so let us shape our own future destinity.... If you think like this group please e-mail us on email@example.com
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