I HAVE TWO PAPERS in mechanical engineering. I work for the government of Papua New Guinea. But my fortnight salary barely lasts me two weeks.
I can afford to rent only a single small room in Morata Settlement. I hardly have three meals a day. Unfortunately, I pay K600 in tax.
However, our country is rich with natural resources. We can cut our own trees and build enough homes for Papua New Guineans. We have enough land to grow enough food to feed our population. We have enough sources to develop and make cheap energy.
But this is not happening.
If it is not our country, whose country are we developing with all our natural resources? Our country is being sold to foreigners and foreign multinational corporations by our so called members of parliament and government officials.
We, this generation, must sacrifice to make this country a better place so that those who are coming after us must not suffer the same as us.
We must not let things remain worse for our children. PNG is rich enough to make us not rich but better off