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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 11:19:40am
In reply to: Mendokain Pambarana 's message, "IPATAS UNDER MICROSCOPE" on Tue, Jun 05 2007, 12:13:53pm

Mendokain Pambarana

You wouldn't have got any closer to the truths than that which you have stated. Ignore the critics who are hell bent on supporting the so called action governor. The revelation of truth will always attract opposition as is the case in history. Let it not hinder you of the objective of educating the innocent and mabye even the arrogant.

As an Engan, Iam totally ashamed when I travel to Wabag and see the pot hole ridden dirty town. We shout at the top of our voices for PNG to see the changes we have brought to Enga, but the irony is, where are the changes and development? What shame we bare on ourselves. If we cannot run a small province, how can we manage to govern a nation. Such aspirations to become the PM are only wishful dreams for they will never come to pass. One day a true son of Enga will arise to regather the fragmented sons of Enga and lead the nation. For the moment, it will not come from the likes of Ipatas and his cohorts.

Engan at heart

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Sikita Tomape
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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 06 2007, 11:33:01am

Sanso, I read your inputs in this forum with great admiration. I don't contribute a lot myself. You and others have debated issues of concern to Enga at great length and this clearly exhibits your patriotism. However, I only differ in one aspect of your remarks and that is the bit on education. You tend to habour the view that leadership is not necessarily predicated on one's education. You may be correct given the fact that the former Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating and others did not have a college degree to be a leader. However, increasingly, education is now becoming an entrenched requirement for public office occupancy. There are several East Asian countries which set benchmarks for aspiring politicans to fulfill (i.e. for political aspirants to have college degrees and to become a Minister in a cabinet, this will require candidates with post-graduate qualification with extensive industry experience).

In a rapidly changing world of technology, international trade, transnational crime, etc..., we need leaders who have attained some level of education. This is to state that education is no longer an optional requirement but an absolute must for one to make effective representation of the country's or public interest.

Charisma is one thing but in the modern world, it will require more than just the ability to influence. A leader is expected to be knowledgeable about issues that will necessitate rationalisation. Rationalisation calls for the highest levels of intellectual analysis paling into relative insignificance the purposes and utility of wisdom, advice and experience. Increasingly use of text-book knowledge and findings from laboratories are becoming a sin quo non in the political decision making process.

The poor quality of debate on proposed legislations in the Parliament in my view is testament to the poor grasp of the meaning and substance of those proposed laws and policies. Leaders who are vocal and those who offer criticism with credence are those with at least a first degree of better. Enga stands to benefit more by electing educated Engans and not those with the big man tag.

Otherwise, a well presented lecture.

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