I believe it is time to start a debate about making amendments to the constitution to RESERVE the postions on PM, DPM, Defense minister. Finance minister, Foreign Affairs/Trade minister, Forestry minister, Lands/Physical Planning minister, Minerals/Energy minister, Police minister, Provincial Affairs minister and maybe the Agriculture minister EXCLUSIVELY for the native citizens of PNG. Many countries have similar restrictions.
While naturalized citizens are PNG'ans and they play an active role in the economy of the country, the fact that they applied for PNG citizenship implies that they can also renounce it and return to their native countries. People who apply for PNG citizenship do so for various reasons or motives. The most compelling reason is economic, i.e., they have business interests in PNG. I believe it is time to make this distinction and remaind people that there is a fundamental difference between the two type of citizenships and that role of naturalized citizenships at LEADERSHIP levels should be clearly definited.
A naturalized citizen does not and will not see PNG in the same light as a native PNGan because we have different motives and interests. We have had prominent naturalized citizens who have renounced PNG citizenship and gone away after getting rich with tons of money. An example of such a person is Karl Stack who was a Sepik MP for many years and held many senior government ministries. When he lost his seat and power, he renounced PNG citizenship on "medical" grounds and returned to his native country. This definitely is odd because many PNGans go to Australia or other countries to seek medical treatment without renouncing their PNG citizenship.
The bottomline is that many naturalized citizen are in PNG for economic reasons. And money and power are intertwined. I believe it is now time for the national constitution to be amended and the national leadership postions that I have listed about reserved and set aside exclusively for NATIVE PNGans.