Happenings in Papua New Guinea
That is a bit too rash by the PNG Party members.
This is insulting and a personal attack on the Grand Chief Sir Michael T Somare because the taken turn of events has nothing to do his face on the K50.00 note. The mutiny case has not implicated the K50.00 in any form altogether. I think PNG Party is jealous plain simple - jealous... ?
Whilst there are criticism of the Grand Chief of is leadership and the fight in the current political impasse, PNGeans must take note that if Sir Michael did not lead us to independence, we will be non other than 'observers' in our own land. Believe me when I say that because I have been with Aboriginal people and heard their story. He therefore deserved to be respected by the sitting MP's, most, if not all of whom have been politically aligned with him and or made their way and succeeded in politics whilst under is leadership. Hon. Belden Nama knows that he was involved with him personally when he pardoned him from Bomana, endorsed him as the NA candidate for Vanimo-Green of which he won. PNG can blame him for not doing anything for the development of PNG, let alone the Sepik region BUT INDEPENDENCE is something that we should not regret having as a result of Sir Michael and the founding fathers leading us to LOOKING AFTER OURSELVES ANTAP LONG GRAUN BILONG YUMI YET! The wealth we are dealing with today is being handled by PNG's own leaders. It could have been outsiders if it were not for our Independence. The current leaders may not even be in Parliament for that matter.I repeat that this is the one thing we should never forget and we owe it to our founding fathers. Therefore, the call to remove Sir Michael's face is totally unnecessary, a personal attack and is disrespectful to not only him, but all our founding fathers.
Whoever is proposing this is either not thinking or thinking, but thinking like a small kid. The face on the money is there for a reason and was decided to be placed there, as it was, there and then (whenever it was decided to). The issue that is to be looked at is making sure that the current problems regarding the political impasse are fixed once and for all before the elections. As for the PNG Party kibung, it is good to see a change from the usual tumbunana singsing and meetings in the communities to a hotel gathering with young girls dressed in 'cheer lady-like costumes' and entertaining the party. That's the way to go for PNG Party!