SHIFTING people’s mindset to appreciate change is the greatest challenge facing Papua New Guinea, says Oro governor Gary Juffa.
Governor Juffa said to bring change to the people will require commitment from everyone.
He blamed government systems and weak public servants for causing delays in delivering basic services to the people.
“We will see development when we are willing to accept change and are willing to change ourselves,” he said.
Meanwhile, students in Oro have appealed to political leaders to deliver infrastructure services rather than buying vehicles and other unnecessary items that do not benefit education.
Judy Mary Reyes and Prunella Korina from Popondetta Primary School made the call during the launching of a new local newspaper, Northern Observer, in the province last week.
They called on the local MP for Ijivitari, David Arore, to observe the conditions of their school, the biggest primary school in the province, and deliver to them what he had promised.
They said free education was not helping as infrastructure was falling apart and there is a great need for assistance from the government.
Mary Reyes said the Ijivitari MP has promised their school 20 television screens and K20,000 for their library but these had yet to materialise.