National Parliament Speaker, Theo Zurenuoc, has challenged colleague members of parliament to be God Fearing in order to lead this nation and its people to prosperity.
He was speaking in Mendi on Saturday, during the Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces Covenant Renewal Day. More than ten members of parliament and ministers were there to witness this significant occasion.
A large delegation of government ministers and members flew into Mendi on Saturday, including the Parliamentary Speaker Theo Zurenuoc.
After the then Prime Minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, signed a covenant declaring the God of Israel to be the God of PNG, Southern Highlands Provincial Government, headed by then Governor Anderson Agiru, saw it significant for the province to adopt the covenant down to the provincial, district and local levels. May 10th on Saturday marked the 6th year since the province adopted this.
Member for Mendi Open, De Kewanu, Works Minister and Member for Imbongu, Francis Awesa, and Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister, Richard Maru, all spoke of how the province and the nation can experience change, restoration and prosperity when the God of Israel is put first.
Guest Speaker to the event and the Speaker of the Ninth National Parliament, Theo Zurenuoc, captivated the crowd with his moving speech, quoting Bible Texts and relating them to the current happenings in the country.
He said Southern highlands, called the last Papua, has now become the leading province in the country in terms of both political leadership and its contribution to the economic development of this country by hosting various mineral projects.
He challenged members of parliament to work with the churches in their provinces, to prepare the populace for the Lord’s second coming as they would be answerable to God on the last Day on how they looked after their people as leaders.
He said the diverse culture and languages of PNG coming together to form one nation was a miracle in itself and to see the future of this nation together, the church and government should work together on Christian faith and ideals.
Zurenuoc further said his actions to remove carvings in parliament were because some of them did not reflect Christian principles and ideologies.
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