O'Neil-Nemah Government and those to be and aspiring leaders have poisoned the minds of our people through their free handout policy which dipicts the lazyman's policy.
There is nothing free of charge on this planet. O'Neil-Nemah's free health or education policy is a political gymmicks to lure the attention of the voters of Papua New Guinea.
Truly, the truth hurts because O’Neil-Nemah government is so cunning to introduce that unworkable policy in such a time when people are in dare need of financial assistance for their children’s education. Infact, O'Neil Nemah government is dictated by someone at the back....some very experienced old cronies of the common political games.
Infact, that two different free hand out policies are a lazy man's policy and will never and ever work out well right in our country. Both policies are unmanageable because there are mammoth tasks involved in providing and sustaining the two different public services.
The free health care service is really lovable. Implementing and monitoring an effective health care is not that easy. It is very easy to make announcement of such and such but the turth is that there are a alot of costs involved in ensuring that cost-effective and quality basic health care is provided to the population.
There are a different processes and stages involved in managing a health particular health facility and to manage the entire health services of the nation is s mammoth task. Financial support is always expected to be made available on time to ensure that delivery and provision of health services flow smoothly.
And having the different stages in the health services delivery, there are high costs in each of the stage. For instance, if funds are not made available on time, then the processes come to a stand still that would affect the service delivery. Bear in mind that we are dealing with the lives of people and with a stoppage in the processes means we expecting to loose lives.
When we are still facing complication in providing the basic health care to the rural population who are with run down health facilities or even most with dysfunctional facilities, then it would be impracticable in managing the one particular health facility and the entire health care delivery system in the country would be more complex.
Peter Oneil and Nemah do not know how to manage and provide a quality health services in this country. They politicized the most two important public services becaue they show the opportunity to use as a poltical gymmick.
The two leaders are unrealistic in introducing free health care services. "Displa kain policy bai bagarapim health services na system lo country lon bihain taim". Em policy blo ol self-claimed leaders nogat gutpla na longpla tintin.
Free education. It is also a poolish and lazy man's policy. It is unsustainable in the next 3 to 5 years or even in the near future. " Displa kain policy tu em policy blo ol longlong leaders, ol no save gud lon consequences lon bihain" These leaders are foolish.
Free edcuation policy will give false assumption to the parents and children that the government will provide education free of such. That is not true. The policy will spoil the study of our children because the government funds are not deposited on quarterly basis and that will create hiccups thus disturbing the study period of our children.
PNG need new government who has the vision firstly to empower the people to tilt the land to make money. The lazy man’s policy will demean the creative power of people to become creative and fend for themselves. The people will expect the government to provide them free hand outs and will move away from their land to create wealth.
We need a government that will provide subsidies to assist rural farmers to cultivate their land for farming. Agriculture is the backbone of most of the rural population in the country. And even those living in urban areas and towns still rely their livlihood on garden produce.
The new government should develop effective road networls connecting the rural places to the nearby markets at districts and urban areas. This will ensure the rural producers to transport their produce to the nearest markets to sale.
Next the government has to look at establishing local markets where the rural farmers can sale their produce. The leaders have to develop propper and well regulated local markets in each of the districts. Now the people will have the avenue to continue earn revenue from the sales of agricultural produce. In that way, the people will have money to pay for their children’s school fees and improve their living standards.
And thirdly, the government need to provide more funds into the financial institutions like Micro-finance, NDB to facilitate small scheme business loans to support the rural people to access financial assistance when needed.
These are the three most critical government services that will help and empower community to tap into agricultre to sustain their livelihood.
For instance, lets look at the Goroka Local Market. The market is full of many garden produce food. All these garden produce food need to be stored and well regulated by a committee and thus markets be upraded to a standard like one at Mt. Hagen in Western Highlands Province.
I see that the leaders of Eastern Highlands are blind or just ignorant. Even our current governor Mal Smith, doesn't know the needs of the Goroka and Eastern Highlands People of Papua New Guinea. He seems to be preying and exploring the resources and land of the EH People doing nothing tangible for the people and the future generation.
Therefore, we critically need a change in leadership not only in Eastern Highlands Province but for the entire country as a whole.
It is then important to have open mind when discussing issues of national importance, rahter than thinking within the confinements of our understanding in our small world.
In our arguments, we need to substantiate our points with ationals or reasons why we say this or that. Or why we disagree with this or that.
Finally, we have to make set of appropriate recommendations on our observations and arguements.