Papua New Guineans must be able to take part in all development activities of the country.
A founding father and known as father of decentralisation, Chief John Momis, while reflecting on the country’s 41 years, says the National Government must enable all citizens to be actively involved in the process of economic, social and political development.
Chief John Momis says that people are the centre for development and every decision making must be people centred.
“So that people accept the responsibility that they will ensure that we don’t fall easy praise to outsiders and others who try to undermine our constitution and society,” says Chief Momis.
“We must give autonomy to people so that they will play an effective role to create a common trust, which Papua New Guinea needs at this time to bring about stability, fulfilment and the commitment to maintain, the national goals and direct principals as enshrined in the PNG Constitution,
Chief Momis also paid tribute to the forefathers of this nation,” he adds.
Chief Momis challenges the young people to embrace opportunities.
“And for us, the new generation, they should take the baton and similar zeal and run the race and run it well,”
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Papua New Guinea on this 41st anniversary of our independence,” Chief Momis says.