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Subject: Re: Can Tribal Fright be Eradicated once and for all?


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Engan Lege
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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 05 2007, 10:14:54am
In reply to: Fr. Robert Plews Laka, SVD 's message, "Re: Can Tribal Fright be Eradicated once and for all?" on Tue, Jan 02 2007, 11:39:19pm

Fellow Engans; Let me repost this here again.

The Most Learnt people are the Humblest in the World, and they walk the simple walks of Joe Blow in the Street. Intelluctually well educated people pour their minds at appropriate times. [This response is for Steve and Metere Mangi's argument].

We, Papua New Guineans are educated fools and as an Engan, I'm no exception. Why can't we humble ourselves and use the respect our tribes/clans give us and work together as a team of like-minded engans. If we want to help combat tribal fights, it has to start in the heart of all educated Engans. More often we support our tribesmen in buying of guns or praise them as true warriors. Lets go to our villages and tell our tribes/clans that all educated engans want to stay together for the better of Enga.

To start, this is a long walk and tribal fights as become a Engan way of life. Careful thoughts and consideration has to be given;
1. A pool of educated 'Engan thinktank' should first be established, and registered. If there is none now, if there is one then call for revival.
2. A database should be created to store details of each individual, e.g. profession, district, etc.
3. Each educated engan should be a financial member of the thinktank. This should show our complete serious committement to combat tribal fight in Enga.
4. A subcommittee of main stream profession should comprise the thinktank
5. Executives of the thinktank should schedule a Conference and should select a best topic and call for papers from the members. The conference should be held annually.
6. This conference should be held in Enga after a good awareness. This awareness will be held by University, national and secondary students supported and funded by the thinktank. People of Enga must know, we, educated Engans are ready to stand as a team for the betterment of Enga.
8. This should at least take a year to plan, and hopefully the Conference would be during X-mas '07'. Sorry, aspirant politicians, hold your peace. We can not quickly rush a gathering to take advantage of before elections, but we need your hearted prayers.
9. The thinktank should strike agreement with Enga Prov Govt to provide advice on various sectors of development. Each subcommittee should be responsible for the advice to the Prov Govt of the sector concern. A thinktank Admin fee can be charged.
10. With time, a office space should be seeked in Wabag.

Something along this route may work. Over to you, Fr Laka.

Engan Lege


[Note: All politicians should stay out of this. Your political interest may wrongly infilterate the good objects of the establishement of the Engan thinktank].

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pngean
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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 05 2007, 11:18:07am

Thank you Enga Lenge.

I for one am fully supportive of the idea.

Sometime ago, that same thing was proposed here. There was a rush of ideas and when it was realised that some of us were overseas, who want to be part of and contribute to the group as well but can not make it, the thread sort of died down.

And I thank you for raising it again.

I put my hands up when the first proposal was made and I put my hands up again. To start something that is unique and done with good intentions for all Engans.

Even though I am overseas right now, I will be returning to PNG in 2010. I am volunteering my time to start and mantain an internet group for the think tank idea. I will use Yahoo groups to start. Members will join by invitation from other members and will be approved by a group of moderators. I started and currently run two internet groups for PNG medical Drs. Members are in PNG, Aussie, UK and USA. We commmunicate daily via our group website and members receive postings in their email. This group as been very active and we have been instrumental in pushing for better working conditions for national drs.

What I am saying here is that we need to establish the group now with members and Yahoo groups is a good place to stat. It makes communication between members easy and can mobolise the members where ever they are to a focal point at an appointed time for a meeting when required.

Please do not get me wrong. I have no interest becoming a politician but I am interested in politics because politics govern what I do.

I leave it here for your comments.

peace

pngean

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pngean
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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 05 2007, 03:37:45pm

Sure.

They can communicate between themselves as well as post messages, ideas etc etc for all to read, comment and contribute.

The thing with organising such groups as that there has to be a core group of committed individuals who are the engine room so to speak. If we keep on talking about how good an idea is without taking action, then it is just what it is: a very good idea. Some one once said " The tragedy of living is not that we will die but what dies in us while we live".

peace

pngean

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Fr. Robert Plews Laka, SVD (Thank you very much)
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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 05 2007, 01:36:33pm

Enga Lege and Pngean.

I wholeheartedly thank you for your much appreciated thoughts and points mentioned. The thinktank group would be essential and the engine of planned activities that are to be carried out. I agree with your point number 6 and yes, with the help of Pngean, we may establish electronic networks to communicate, however, it would be also good to post our ideas in this Waipee forum.

If there is anything which needs to be added, the space is still open for ideas.
Thanks once again my two beloved Engans. May God shower his blessings in your careers.

Fr. Robert

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pngean
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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 05 2007, 03:39:18pm

Sure.

They can communicate between themselves as well as post messages, ideas etc etc for all to read, comment and contribute.

The thing with organising such groups as that there has to be a core group of committed individuals who are the engine room so to speak. If we keep on talking about how good an idea is without taking action, then it is just what it is: a very good idea. Some one once said " The tragedy of living is not that we will die but what dies in us while we live".

peace

pngean

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Engan Lege
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Date Posted: Fri, Jan 05 2007, 08:20:27pm

Engans need to talk about Enga. We need to put our heads together and aim for a better Enga. Are we going to wait until we become the next action Governor. We need to Think and Learn as if we will live for 100 years and, Live as we will die tomorrow. Someone once said, 'Tragedy of Life is not that we Die but What Dies in us While we Live', as rightly coded by PNGean . Tomorrow may never come for our honest contribution, lets work together for the better Enga now.

I disgaree that systems shape and fail leaders. I wouldn't be a mere machine driven by sordid pursuits. We compromise our principals for short term gains. In life, visionaries bring the good issues of life into their store house that will mold he/she a person he/she longs for. Joe Blow does not see the issues of life the same as Kami would see. There are sons and daughters of Enga out there, call them home to build Enga for the better. With modern technology (WWW, internet), the world is even so small.

What is this so called Engan culture, I hate to hear Engans saying this. Enga is sensitive but the most only coloured culture and language in the country. I have travelled PNG, and Engans are still the sensible people and Enga will truely flourish one day. It requires the activities of a TRUE HONEST Hearted Engan leader that will touch the hearts of fellow Engans and change will start.

Fr Laka and PNGean, you both have my hearted thanks, and may God bless you. I would prefer more Kaims to say something. PNGean, who are the Man with IT skill, we need that.You both drop your emails here if you don't mind, I will contact you personally.
Engan Lege

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Fr. Robert Plews Laka
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Date Posted: Sat, Jan 06 2007, 02:09:38am

Kaim, this is my email. rplewslakasvd@catholic.org

You may contect me any time. Please give me your phone number as well and I will call you when time permits.

Fr. Robert

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pngean
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Date Posted: Sat, Jan 06 2007, 12:21:36am

Kaim, send me an email.

londari2000@yahoo.co.uk

peace

pngean

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