By Jack Lapauve Jnr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Mendi Munhiu MP De Kewanu says that by placing the 400-year-old bible in the chamber of Parliament, it is giving prominence to the Word of God.
Kewanu says it was the word of God through the work of missionaries that brought the diverse cultures and communities of Papua New Guinea together, and he has called on all members of Parliament to pass and move a motion to allow the bible to be placed in parliament.
The Mendi Munhiu MP says the word of God will enlighten, guide and influence decision makers in parliament.
“It’s not a mistake in placing the bible in the chamber,” he said.
Kewanu’s statement comes as Archbishop of Port Moresby John Ribat also supported the call to have the bible in the chamber last week.
Archbishop Ribat said the bible will be the guide and symbol of change for the nation.
The 400-year-old King James Bible was presented to PNG as a gift from the State of Indiana in the USA.
The bible arrived in the country earlier this year, and is said to be a part of the parliament’s transformation program.