Model of Development
Cyril Gare| The National | Letters | 24.07.2023
What is the value of man to that of gold? Likewise, what is the value of people to that of Pogera Mine?
Wisdom is needed if answers are to be found. Without wisdom is curse.
Careful with those who curse or have cursed for they are blinded by the value of gold over men.
We must judge by humanity with a good heart. Value the whole man, and not merely a part. Value his soul as well as his body.
Phillip Ukuni| The National | Letters | 24.08.2023
Agriculture way forward to minimize law and order issues.
The above heading is one of the dailies by the Agriculture Minister during his recent visit to East New Britain to carry awareness on the coca and cocoa production hosted by Coca Board of Papua New Guinea is spot on in addressing lawlessness, unemployment, economic well-being and prosperity for our citizens.
The National | Editorial, August 15, 2023
The public service is much aligned as a huge creature of pre-independence origin with tentacles reaching into every part of this country and affecting every aspect of life.
It is said this gigantic creature gobbles up a third of the national budget.
According to the PNG Chamber of Mines, PNG relies heavily on resource extraction and foreign aid and development assistance to deliver economic growth, promote social development and address pressing issues of poverty, healthcare, education, and infrastructure development.
But this analysis is self-serving and ignores economic and social realities.
John Maine | The National | Letters | 1.08.2023
Papua New Guinea is blessed with a beautiful landmass with a wide range of virgin rainforest covering thousands of square kilometers.
This is the text of an Open Letter to the Prime Minister published by ACT NOW in the Post Courier newspaper.
Dear Prime Minister,
ACT NOW! is an advocacy organization that promotes a “gut pela sindaun blong olgeta” – a just and equitable society for all Papua New Guineans.
Post Courier Editorial
Are the voters responsible for the corruption in the country?
Health Minister and Member for Wabag Dr Lino Tom seems to think so and he is partly right in his public statement on the matter in this newspaper last month.
PNG Environmental Alliance
In the last eight years, two finance companies and one equipment retailer have provided financing to at least 15 companies that are logging in PNG’s rainforests, new research by Act Now! and Jubilee Australia reveals.