let me start on a softer note...people are saying enga could be producing the next PM...well..the way to go in this is, for ipatas and polye to unite...and they will do so in due time....when they do, thats the signal that either ipatas or polye will be PM. if they dont unite, the PM seat will go to a new party, and its definitely not gona be anyone in NA. NA so far is gaining momentum in controvesy with all its leaders, begining from the chief-thief himself and down to the cleaner. so far, it is trying to concetrate its resources towards securing the coming elections but intending candidates are most likely to feed off the resources and end up in new and other parties.
re-cycling the whole dump yard garbage in building up a thousand times torn-down nation by expert dismentalers in power is wat is likey to happen again. we dont see radical leaders out of the ones that we have. polye seems to have some energy in him....author is a failed uni student talking smart and achieving nothing in politics..following and maintaing the reign of his fathers legacy.
a nation with leaders so corrupt to the core needs a radical leadership that can make radical decisions. we need to sacrifice some constitutional rights of freedom to control the untrollable eruption of social and economic disorder. a different taste of goverment, a different approach to governance and leadership is wat is required. if we keep on recyling the old nut cases in there, chances are, we will still remain corrupt....there is no sense of stewardship in the current high ranking officials, including MPs, departmental heads, judicial executives, and even the police commissioner as we know.
where else can we find the leadership that we need, the drive that we desire to inspire PNG to be a better nation? if our best can do the worse, what kind of leaders do we need tommorrow? as i stated above, so far, even if any of the existing MPs who have to potential to be the PM, none of them have that missing bit...the bit that is need to turn this country around...reforming social, economic, and political reigns, redesigning government structures to instill more competency and control, transferency and accountanbility, and to deliver effective and efficient services when and as needed.
PNG needs a different version of leadership....of a diffrerent breed and of a different taste. someone who as a completely different perspective of how things should be run. so far, we have been cruizing in the same gear, the same speed, the same type of leadership, and we are going nowhere but down.....looking back 31 years, we have not introduced and radical economic and social measures to pursue, and to drive the nation towards determined objectives. Radicalism, if such a term and a notion of leadership exists, is what is needed in PNG now...forget about recycling the rubbish bin....the signs of a failing nation, a nation degrated from a developing status to a degrating status is reflective of the fact that some form of radicalism must exist and be exercised to turn this nation around.
If we keep on sailling on the old mast and the same direction, we have sufficient social and economic indicators showing that we are surely heanding towards a destination we will regret in coming years. given the level of white colar corruption, high unemployment levels, increasing threath of HIV-AIDs, plundering of national hexaustible resources, failing infras, urban ethnic feuds, tribal fights, rapes and murders, increasing use of illicit drugs, increasing importation of illegal firearms trade, foregners entering the country at will, all these and others not mentioned, surely is showing signs of where PNG is headed towards.
Radical social and economic reforms are needed, radical changes in governance are needed at all levels of goverment. Radical developemental policies are needed to instill change and growth in the economy. Radical change in leadership and the way we persieve and define leadership PNG, is needed. a different focus, a different approach in leadership, with a long term vision of setting the nation on the RIGHT direction is what is PNG as a nation is crying out for these times. RADICAL LEADERSHIP with a reform-focused approach to achieving tangible results aimed at setting sail on the right direction is wat is needed.
If there ever be a PM or a leader able to instill such confidence and such virtue, having such a vision to change the course of this nation and re-position it and set it on the right course, such a man, such a leader will have made history in PNG...and surely, we will forget about the thousand rotten fish that have smell sour but he will be rememembered for generations. is there anyone, anyone among the willing and the potential, if there ever is, put his hand up and put his life and career on the line for the sake of this nation? is there anyone, motivated and angry, angry because of the failing and irresponsible leaders, have the courage of an angry and roaring lion to rise up from the slams of PNG to rescue this nation? is there anyone bold enough to say that such a person is me and turn the nation around? enough of counterfeits and pretenders!...enough of impersonators!...we need someone who has the guts to to turn this nation around, A RADICAL LEADER!
(note from the writer: this is a pure flow of unedited expression from the heart...and i didnt want to edit it because it speaks it all..i just let it flow and it speaks the mind of PNG...i didnt trace a sentence back to edit a single word..and thats my word)
Let the both men know these facts; Don Polye is just a new commer in politics he should help Peter Ipatas have the Job and No:2 They have to disinfect themselves from the Deadly Virus - Paias Wingti then they may achive their goals.
You have succinctly spelt out what a 31-year-old nation needs.
Those are the thoughts of a concerned and passionate son of PNG who desires the best for the country who has had enough of gutless and confused idiots who know very little about REAL CHANGE.
I am with you on this. We need a radical PM who has the balls to initiate change, drive change and reverse the path of mediocrity that PNG has been dragged into.
This REAL CHANGE calls for a CHANGE OF MINDSET as well . Real and true sons/daughters of PNG MUST be ready and willing to sacrific narrow-mindedness
and petty issues then think like a real PNGean man/woman.
I fully support the inspirer but just a bit from my mind. This Radical PM must see changes to the following:
1. Complete change of current constitution or adapt a new one.
2. Stop all logging operations and promote to the fullest downstream processing of timber and other cash crops like coffee, cocoa, copra etc
3. Overhaul of the laws and impose more tougher penalties.
4. Change the current type of government into a Republic type of Government where the Radical PM becomes a president for the more better.
5. Sack and penalize all corrupted public servants or even send them to jail
6. Introduce the Vagrancy Laws
7. More concerntration on Agriculture in all rural areas to discourage urban drift and make the people til the land and not to be lazy and expect free presents
8. Improve and overhaul the Police Force
AND MANY MORE....please add on but lets start looking for this Radical PM>>
I do not think he could be POLYE, IPATAS or any MPs at this stage.....Maybe try a Papuan,,,,,,Em tasol
I think the word RADICAL makes good sense in the posting. Of course PNG, a unique country having vast diversity in every facet needs radical leaders with radical changes that can take us through the changing times.
Xman2, what is the alternative word here? If you dont know or have a point, you either put up or shut up!
going round and round in the usual boring circles!
September 30 2006, 6:54 PM
We need a change in mindset? We need to sacrifice narrow mindedness?
How many times do you have to hear, and how many years do you have to live before you finally figure out that these things don't just happen nor can they be demanded or imposed. Mindsets change when circumstances favour that change, and narrow mindedness is sacrificed naturally when the conditions are right. What conditions? What circumstances? An example is nationalism. Nationalism comes about naturally, and tribalism falls away, when a diverse nation like PNG is threatened with a foreign army or other kind of invasion. The common enemy binds people together. That environment naturally favours nationalism over tribalism.
Until you people understand that this is true for everything, and you will never get a change in mindset unless there is first a change in our society's environment, you will continue forever to spin around in the same aimless circles of moaning and complaining, wishing and hoping, while nothing ever ever changes.
Likewise, we will never end corruption by "electing good leaders" because there is plenty of evidence already that the current political environment and government structure has caused "good leaders" to go bad. The environment has to change, the structure has to be altered.
You want us to sacrifice some of our constitutional rights of freedom? Like no more freedom of the press, so that we can be alerted as to the latest corruption tricks of our MPs/PM? You want that freedom eliminated?
You want the freedom of speech eliminated so that this site (which supposedly follows PNG law) can no longer allow people to express themselves freely about our elected members and other public officials?
He will be a leader of a Party who has the numbers to have the first call from the GG. It may be a corrupt leader or a good leader if the situation presents its self then HE WHO IS THERE IS THE PM> Guys !!!
where does it state specifically above that we must sacrifice freedom of expression? do we have a problem with freedom of expression in PNG? is that the cause of our downfall? dont just run away with a piece of the meat and make your own mincemeat out of it. constitutional freedom; areas that need restriction and tighter control are such as the flaws in legal processes and prosecution of corrupt leaders, the free, unplaned movement of people from rural to urban which is causing urban settlement related problems, lack of sufficient legal power to funish the murderer and the rapist, the while collar thief and the corrupt executives, and so forth....the way we interprete the law under equity and common law and under natural justice to treat citizens accordingly breeds injustice, lawlessness and the guilty walking free, barely, rarely funished.
where society needs a u-turn requires radical reformation of laws and institutional frameworks by a radical approach in leadership, where we can see tangible results and make result-driven, rippling-effect descisions.
Thanks Inspire for your idea. This is a challenge for the would be contestants in the coming national elections in this forum. The problem with our leaders is; no one is passionate about their job. A father/mother as head of the family tries to provide the best, similarly leaders and a prime minister for that matter should do like wise.
The only leader I think can make a good radical Prime minister is Bire Kimisopa if he is. If he can muster a good number for the united party of which he leads, he can make radical prime minister. Otherwise, someone must rise up to take the challenge.