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Date Posted: Mon, Mar 12 2007, 05:00:43pm
Let me remind all of you of the facts that surround Papua New Guinea, and you will be able to accept the facts that Enga is not doing so bad. I know there is lots of negative image about our province but, i have travelled around a bit throughout the country, (i guess some of you did also, and you will apprecite what i am about to say).
Compare the Highlands with the coastal provinces of Papua New Guinea. Just over 50 years ago, Europeans led by the Leahy brothers entered the Highlands. You guess when the Europeans arrived at the coastal villages? Some of these provinces are celebrating their more than 100 years of missionary presence.
Compare this with the road systems. Right at the nose in the Capital city, take a look at the outskirts of the city's road networks. Some are inaccessible when it is raining. You drive down to Rigo mainland and you will appreciate Engas road networks. Tell me how many people in and around Port Moresby own PMV buses.. etc.. etc.. Compare the silent millionaires that are coming up from the Province, and the intellectual capacity that is being build every year. Compared to a lot of other provinces Enga is one of the top provinces with lots of intellectual outputs. Mind you, not more than 50 years ago Europeans have come to our land and now we have people living all over the world, doing buisiness and working and studying.
Road networks in Enga are much better than some other provinces that i have travelled.
All i am saying is, lets all not dwell on the negatives all the time, and smell the roses. The moon is seen from one side of the world in a given season, however, it cant be seen from the other side of the world, be it you are looking from the South or the North. Likewise, if you always live in a dream world on the side of negatives, you build a tendency to complain and be impatient with small things. If you dwell on the positives, you will always see sunshine through the clouds.
An Engan has opened her doors to do business in Enga. I salute her for seeing things in a positive way. Many bright Engan would say, why waste her effort in a place where there is not much development going on. I'd say, she hasnt seen the cloud, but the sunshine beyond the clouds. Such positive attitude is needed to drive our province forward. I salute her for her courage.
One person asked in one of the postings, why does this forum have a lot of postings on politics. I believe Engans love their politics, however, Engan fail to understand the difference between Politics, business and surviving in a competitive world. Politics and businesses does not go together. Politics is for those who feel called to it. You cant become a politician because you seem to be the only educated person from a tribe and you are forced to stand for it. If you do, you wont serve the people well. Politics is a calling, if you feel the urge inside you, that you would be a great leader, and you have all this visions to develop Enga, why not.
Education does not warrant someone to contest the elections. I know, we need educated people in Parliament, but if an educated person is not a born leader he, would be like some other small time villagers too. Born leaders, have a vision to drive the needs of the people to the National Government. I very mush disagree with people who stand for elections because they got money, finished a PHD or masters, etc..etc.. If you have a vision, and that vision is driving you.. go for it..
Think positive Engan.. Enga is only 50 years old...in terms of European entering our beloved province. We havent done bad. In the next 20 years, you will see the real changes and you will appreciated it..
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