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What is Development?

This essay is part of a presentation made by Eddie Tanago for ACT NOW! at this week's Youth Smart Workshop organised by the Youth Against Corruption Association. The photo above shows some of the workshop participants.

What is development?

To answer this question we must understand our background/our history/our roots! Who we were as a country and region, in the past, how changes occurred and why they occurred.

Thousands of titles to be dished out for free

Is this land that is being dished out freely actually free land? Who are the birth title holders of these 1,600 land titles? No gift is free!...If these people in the Urbanization office genuinely thought about how this scheme will be providing decent homes for rural-urban drifters, than have they also prioritised in-depth thought for those (Landowners) who will be loosing thier decent homes (land) and forfieting thier childrens decencey to a home for thier own tomorrow, for someone elses today?

Momis eager to start negotiations with Rio Tinto

Never mind the war crimes, President of Bougainville, John Momis, wants Rio Tinto back. Photo: RNZI

Bougainville ready to start talking mining

Radio New Zealand via PNG Mine Watch

If Bougainville's caretaker president John Momis is re-elected in next month's elections his government will immediately begin discussions on re-opening the Panguna mine.

Ioro people fed up with contentious mining debate on Bougainville

 

Source: Bougainville Special Correspondent via PNG Minewatch

The Ioro constituency covers the entire Panguna area and has its administrative borders at Kieta, Bana and Torokina. On a recent occasion a few weeks ago, chiefs, clan leaders, and other respected leaders and public servants in Ioro convened in a rare event to look at potential leaders who will represent them.

Finance Department Commission of Inquiry 5th Birthday Bash hosted by Act NOW!

March 5th 2015 marked 5 years since the Finance Department Commissiob of Inquiry Report was tabled in Parliament. Up until now, this report has not been implemented. The report shows 58 pubic servants, lawyers and bureaucrats were implicated and yet nothing has been done to arrest them or recover the stolen K780 million. These thieves are freely living high both in PNG and abroad on the expanse of tax payers hard earned money.